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Voiced by: Karen Fukuhara (English) Click to see other languages 

Kipo is a member of an underground dwelling society of humans. She gets lost after escaping during an attack. Now stuck on the surface for the first time, she's trying to find her way home.


  • Action Girl: Even though she prefers to talk and make friends before resorting to fighting, she's more than capable of holding her own. And when her half-mute powers start manifesting, she becomes even more of a powerhouse.
  • All-Loving Hero: Her first instinct in any situation is to try and make friends, even with people who clearly want her dead. This actually works out pretty well for her in the Death World of the surface, as she’s able to befriend the Timber Cats and the Umlaut Snakes this way. She even bonds with Scarlemagne at one point, happily playing board games and performing piano duets.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has purple skin due to having been spliced with the DNA of a purple jaguar Mega-Mute, and is the only human to have such an odd skin tone. No one comments on it, however.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted, while Kipo's father is of African decent and her mother is Korean, Kipo instead has a unique purple skin tone. About the only hint to her ancestry is the fact that she and her mother look very similar physically.
  • Angry Animalistic Growl: Thanks to being part Mega Jaguar, Kipo will do a lot of growling if she is upset.
  • Animal Eyes: Midway through Season 1 it's revealed that her eyes can turn into purple feline eyes with vertically-slitted pupils, allowing her to see in the dark.
  • Animal Motif: She can be associated with sheep due to her birth sign being Aries, but her main animal motif (courtesy of her shape-shifting powers) is a jaguar.
  • Badass Adorable: A sweet, endearingly awkward teen who manages to kick butt despite never being to the surface. Gets more badass once she discovers her mute powers.
  • Badass Bookworm: She has an extensive knowledge of several branches of science, with her favorite being astronomy. And while she isn't much of a fighter, she also has some combat skill thanks to years of rock-climbing and her shape-shifting abilities.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kipo is a genuinely kind-hearted, forgiving young lady but has shown to be ruthless when need be — particularly in Season 2 as she struggles to control her Jaguar side.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Kipo being half-Mute is a result of this, with her father and her mother altering her DNA with a mutagen when she was an embryo so she'd eventually gain the ability to become a Mega-Mute. Jaguar was just one possibility, with the others being falcon, komodo dragon, and monkey.
  • Blithe Spirit: Kipo has no idea how dangerous life is for surface-dwelling humans and goes around happily petting the dangerous wildlife, playing her guitar for hostile creatures, and trying to talk it out with the various mutes who want to capture or kill her. Her actions are so unlikely and her confidence so assured that this works—frequently enough that Wolf designates her "pack leader" when talking with Newton Wolves.
  • But I Read a Book About It: Everything Kipo knows about the surface world comes from books that have been out of date for about 200 years and don't cover the hyper evolution that almost everything has undergone.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Scarlemagne's Cain.
  • Cat Girl: She can transform into an anthropomorphic purple jaguar at will following her "training" with the Chevre Sisters, sprouting feline ears and a tail in addition to her usual paws.
  • Category Traitor: After the humans hit several of her Mute friends with the "Cure" and revert them to regular animals, a grief-stricken Kipo decides she will go sink the boat all the humans are on, even if this would likely kill most of them. Kipo's words suggest she identifies more with Mutes than humans at this point; her friends take it upon themselves to remind her of her human upbringing.
  • Cheated Angle: Her hair is always shown at an angle.
  • Chekhov's Skill: The song that Kipo and her dad play in a flashback at the beginning of “Cactus Town” later helps her calm down the giant monkey who attacked her burrow.
  • Child of Two Worlds: Kipo is both a human and a Mega Jaguar mute, which makes her not quite human, but not 100% mute either.
  • The Chosen One: Technically. Lio and Song made her part-Mute as living example of how Mute traits can benefit mankind and make it possible for humans to safely live on the surface and coexist with the now sentient animals. Ironically, Kipo's innate kindness does far more to advance this goal than her powers.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's completely unable to stop herself from getting sidetracked from her goal of finding her father in order to assist whoever might require help that day, much to the exasperation of allies and foes alike. She also prefers trying to talk her way out of a situation rather than fight, even when everyone else deems it completely illogical, such as her insistence at speaking to one of the feral Mega-Beasts. It worked, for the record.
  • Cool Big Sis: She adopts Wolf as a surrogate, younger sister and the latter grows fonder of her and begins to look up to her.
  • Cosmic Motifs: Stars, particularly her astrological sign, Aries. This also ties in neatly with her love of astronomy.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Her plans are deemed as this after enough of her insane ploys actually manage to succeed, much to everyone's constant disbelief. Indeed, when both Dr. Emilia and Mutes ask who would hold a reconciling party in the form of Prahm in the middle of a war, her friends and her burrow people answer "Kipo" without hesitation.
  • Cuddle Bug: She loves giving and receiving hugs.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has pink hair and eyes.
  • Cute Little Fangs: When she is in her half-Jaguar form. When she goes full Jaguar, not so much.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Whenever she comes across a cute or fluffy animal she is overcome with the need to pet it. Even when she knows petting the baby Mega Bunnies is a bad idea she has to constantly remind herself not to pet them.
  • Daddy's Girl: She is very close to her father and spends most of the series concerned for his safety.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In episode 10, Scarlemagne's flamingos capture her and start to fly off with her, seemingly setting up for the group having to rescue her in the following season... only for her to fight her way free and return minutes later.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She has purple skin and she can partially or completely turn into a Mega Jaguar, but she prefers befriending enemies and talking her way out of dangerous situations over violence.
  • Designer Baby: Kipo and the others come across the hidden research notes regarding Kipo's development in Season 2, through which we learn exactly how her parents pulled off the "give their baby jaguar powers" thing; her mother was a geneticist who tested several animal mutagen with her own fertilized eggs, and the jaguar DNA was the one that took. Kipo is ecstatic to learn this, while Wolf and Benson are disturbed.
  • Enemy Within: In Season 2, she comes to see the predatory instincts and will of her jaguar side as this, particularly after she loses control and injures Benson.
  • Emergency Transformation: After her "training" with the Chevre Sisters, Kipo learns that her jaguar powers activate to protect her with she's in danger and begins to learn to consciously control them.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: While Kipo generally tries to be friendly with and see the good in everyone, she does have her limits.
    • She quickly grows to detest Dr. Emilia for everything she's done.
    • She has nothing but contempt for Margot, the "sister" who betrayed Wolf; When she sees Wolf chasing after her, she lets Wolf know she's just fine with "trampling" Margot if Wolf so wishes.
  • Extremely Protective Child: She will stop at nothing to save and reunite with her father. In Season 2, when she sees the Mega Monkey (actually, her mother) captured by Scarlemagne, Kipo goes so ballistic that her rage transforms her into the Mega Jaguar.
  • Fatal Flaw: In Season 2, Her Chronic Hero Syndrome proves to be her greatest weakness, as she becomes determine to redeem Scarlemagne and proof he still can be reasoned with despite both him and Lio saying he's far gone AND all the terrible things he's doing to the humans. This horriblly fails as Scarlemagne refuses to let go of his goal for power and results with the Mod Frogs being molted alive in gold by him AND her people choosing to join Emilia in her goal to destroy all mutes. Happens again in Season 3 as her attempts to make peace with humans and mutes ends up with many of her prominent mute friends cured and in the finale, rather then letting Emilia have her fate, STILL tries to reach her. Even despite everything Emilia and her followers have done, Kipo refuses to learn her lesson.
  • Foil: To Scarlemagne. Both originated from the same research experiment that Song and Lio were performing regarding how animals became Mutes, with Scarlemagne being a widely-known project and Kipo being a secret one. Both also had their homes destroyed by the same Mega-Monkey and were forced to travel the surface as a result. But while Kipo quickly found companionship and is able to easily sway others with her kindness, thus reinforcing her All-Loving Hero tendencies, Hugo spent much of his time alone and had any friendly actions rebuffed, making him deeply paranoid and forced to rely on his mind control abilities. And while Kipo believes in harmony between humans and Mutes, having grown up in a peaceful environment and having positive experiences with both groups, Hugo's suffering during testing and feelings of abandonment left him despising humans and desiring Mute supremacy.
  • Forgiveness: She's angry when Wolf confesses to hiding the map that Lio left. But after Wolf breaks down and admits that she doesn't want their journey to end because she'd go back to being alone, Kipo simply hugs her. Benson brings this up later when Wolf rejects Kipo for being part-Mute.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: A brief example. In the episode "Everything is Crabs" she has to be reminded that dealing with mega mute attacks is her job.
  • Gaining the Will to Kill: In Season 3, after Emilia's forces — bolstered by the former members of the Clover Burrow — ransack the Timbercat Village and cure several of the mutes who Kipo had befriended, the sweet, pacifistic girl sets out to kill them in a vengeful rage and is only barely talked down by Dave spelling out to her that Vengeance Feels Empty.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic and cheerful.
  • Genius Ditz: Kipo is extremely bubbly, sometimes absent-minded, and extrovert. However, she also has a mind for complex mathematical formulas, astronomy, and enjoys math. She is very much the child of two scientists.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: While Kipo's usual solution to any conflict is to make friends out of enemies, she does have a failsafe when attempting this with Scarlemagne. In the event that she couldn't mend his ways by the coronation, she mixed in Mulholland with both her water canteen and the perfume solution in order to neutralize the effects of Scarlemagne's pheromones on her mother and the humans.
    Kipo: BOOM! You can't control the humans or my mom... darn, should have "boomed" at the end.
  • Guttural Growler: Kipo's voice picks up a noticeable growl when stressed as part of her being close to transforming into a Mute.
  • Half-Breed Angst: Zigzagged. While she does love being a half-human, half-Jaguar Mute hybrid as result of her parents creating her as a "living science experiment", there are times where she is afraid that her shapeshifting powers would scare off (Wolf) or accidentaly hurt (Benson) people she cares about.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: On her 13th birthday, she discovers that she is part Mute — specifically a purple jaguar mega mute. She initially has no control over it, but parts of her transformation during stressful situations to give her night vision or enhanced strength and speed. She also mentions that her sense of smell has been heightened permanently.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She transforms in the last episode of S2 in the full expectation that she will be trapped in her mega form, just as her mother is. Fortunately, her father and her friends are able to bring her back even without the anchor.
  • Hidden Depths: The Disney Acid Sequence in the season 1 finale hints that she realizes how precarious her friends' lives are and worries about her ability to protect them.
  • Hulking Out: While she partially learns to control her Jaguar mute powers, the angrier she gets the more her jaguar side takes over and the more vicious she becomes — as shown when she nearly kills Gerard in The Ballad of the Bunchington Beach.
  • Hybrid Power: Her being part-jaguar Mute makes her immune to the primate mind-control serum.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She develops a crush on Benson in "Ratland". He's flattered but informs her that he's gay.
  • I Will Find You: Kipo's goal throughout season 1 was to find her father and people. She accomplishes this goal by the season 1 finale...only for Scarlemagne to kidnap her father, thus setting her and her friends off to rescue him.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She can partially shapeshift her body into a jaguar, giving her features like cat-like ears and a tail.
  • Locked into Strangeness: It’s implied Kipo gained pink hair and purplish skin because of the Mega Jaguar genes placed in her blood when she was an embryo.
  • Lovable Nerd: Kipo is a friendly young girl who is a science geek.
  • Magic Feather: A good chunk of S2 is the search for her "anchor," an item that will enable her to return to her human form once she turns into a full jaguar. It turns out to be a photo of her and her parents when she was a baby... which is later destroyed in Scarlemagne's molten gold. Kipo is forced to transform regardless, but Wolf, Benson, Dave, and Lio are able to use themselves—and their singing—to reach her, acting as a living anchor.
  • Magic Pants: Once she starts undergoing partial transformations to her jaguar form, her clothing disappears on any limb that gets too big for it before reappearing completely intact once she turns back to human. This continues after she achieves a full transformation into a Mega Jaguar.
  • Mommy Issues: While she doesn't talk about it much, the season 1 episode Mulholland and a couple season 2 episodes show that Kipo desperately wants to know more about her mom and find some sort of connection to her.
  • Morality Pet: Her time with Scarlemagne made her become this. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to make him forgo his lust for power.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Her full mega-mute transformation is a building-sized purple jaguar with six legs and three tails.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Happens a couple of times as she starts purposely tapping into her jaguar powers and the jaguar's instincts take over her mind. When defending Brunchington Beach from Scarlemagne's forces, she bats Le Mieux around like a mouse, almost kills Gerard, growls at Wolf, and after the fight's over ravenously devours a plate of spaghetti.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She is a burrow girl who is new to the surface world.
  • Nerd Action Hero: She is acknowledged as a science nerd several times and later is shown to be capable of going toe-to-toe with other mutes thanks to her mute powers.
  • Nice Girl: A kind, caring compassionate soul who tries to see the best in everyone.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She almost breaks her father out just a few episodes into S2. Unfortuantely, she overestimates her combat capabilities with her newly-discovered jaguar arms and in the ensuing disaster she has to escape alone while Lio is recaptured.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Averted hard. Kipo's attempts to do good rarely backfire, and even on the rare occasion that they do, the other party still ends up having a Heel Realization after betraying her and sooner or later attempt to make up for it. Except for Fun Gus — who just tantrums — and Emilia, who rejects Kipo's mercy.
  • No-Sell: She's immune to Scarlemagne's pheromones due to her being part jaguar-Mute.
    • she’s also immune to Dr. Emilia’s cure-darts, since they are made from her DNA.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She always sees the good in people. But when it comes to Dr. Emilia, even this All-Loving Hero seriously wants to punch her in the face.
  • The Nose Knows: The one part of Kipo's mute abilities that's always active is her sense of smell. She really does not enjoy it as she points out it means she can smell 'everything'.
  • Partial Transformation: Starting on her 13th birthday, she unlocks the ability to partially transform into a purple jaguar, imbuing her with superhuman senses and strength. With training from the Chevre Sisters, she learns to somewhat control this and transform at will into a humanoid feline, and eventually masters the ability to fully transform as well.
  • Panthera Awesome: When she undergoes her mega mute transformation, she turns into a giant if still relatively small Mega Jaguar. In this form, she's simply a hugely enlarged purple-colored jaguar. When she gains her full mega mute form, she's as large as Song, has a mane of much wilder fur on her back and ears, and sprouts a third pair of legs and two extra tails.
  • Protagonist Title: She's the main character of "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts".
  • Rage-Breaking Point:
    • Kipo spends much of season two trying to control both her powers and her emotions, but the discovery of who her mom is and then seeing her captured and enslaved by Scarlemagne causes her to completely lose control and transform fully into a gigantic purple jaguar.
    • In Season Three, the Chevre Sisters prophecise that Kipo will have to kill her former burrow-mates to protect the Mutes. Kipo rejects this option and seeks a peaceful resolution by trapping Doctor Emilia and talking the humans down when they attack the Timbercat Village. When Doctor Emilia escapes and her forces cure Bad Billions, Brad, Camille, Carton, and Wheels, Kipo snaps and fights them off. Enraged and vengeful, Kipo sets out to kill them all in retaliation only to be talked down by Dave at the last moment.
  • The Redeemer: A big personality to Kipo is her determination to help people work towards becoming better. She even manages to reform Scarlamagne. When she fails to reform somebody, it hurts her big emotionally. The only two characters she is completely unable to redeem being Fun Gus (who is like a child) and Doctor Amelia (who attempted to take advantage of this trait of Kipo's for her own selfish gain and refused all efforts of redemption).
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Kipo is an optimistic girl with pink pair.
  • Shared Family Quirks:
    • Kipo and her father Lio are both huge science geeks that have a tendency to shout out factoids about their environments, both for fun and to relieve stress. When the two of them reunite and quickly start gushing about the bioluminescent insects that are lighting up a service tunnel, Benson and Dave agree that there is absolutely no doubt that Kipo is his daughter.
    • Season 2 reveals that her mother Song was just as much of a science geek as the rest of her family, with both her and Lio originating from a bunker of scientists, and her being a geneticist who was part of a project focused on reversing Mutes back into normal animals. We also see through flashbacks that Kipo's overall Genki Girl personality is very close to Song's personality, as they both geek out over a secret compartment.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Develops a brief crush on Benson because of his general Nice Guy attitude but it didn't go anywhere because he informs her that he's gay.
  • Super Strength: One of the effects of her mute transformations. Just a partial transformation allows her to crush steel with her bare hand. A full transformation, like the one she gains in the season one finale, turns her whole arm into a huge jaguar paw which allows her to easily lift boulders and send monsters flying.
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: In the five-year flash forward at the end of the final episode, Kipo is shown to have adopted a more masculine sense of style, with a leather jacket, shorter hair, and a double-sided undercut.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Kipo is incredibly strong when transformed but she doesn't have any experience fighting and moving that way. Often she just flails around off-balance and uselessly, but if someone gets too close she can hit them with the force of a semi.
  • Western Zodiac: Kipo mentions that she’s an Aries.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Everyone who ever lived on the surface - humans and mutes - tell her that it'll always be a mute-eat-mute world yet she keeps insisting that everyone can get along. She's proven right when most surface inhabitants are able to form a harmonious society in the end.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: This is basically her trademark, believing everyone has the capacity to be good regardless of what they've done. She's usually right, except for Emilia, who is too racist to change, and Fun Gus, who has the mind of a child.

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Wolf

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Voiced by: Sydney Mikayla (English) Click to see other languages 

"You're not home yet, so my job is not done."

A weapon-wielding surface-savvy survivor. She gets caught up in helping Kipo to find her way back home and decides to help her.


  • Action Girl: Wolf is a highly capable survivor of the surface and is very agile and strong. She is extremely skilled at fighting, especially for her rather diminutive size. She even managed to fight a Deathstalker and take its stinger for use as a Poisoned Weapon when she was five years old.
  • Adopt the Food: Averted. Wolf was raised by a pack of Mute wolves. She trains with them and after a year, it appears her adopted siblings and parents have accepted her as one of their own. But then it turns out she was just raised to be a final hunting test for the other pups. Only one of her adopted siblings hesitates to turn on her, truly considering her a sister, before relenting and saying that "we're wolves, you're a human".
    • Played straight with Mandu, whom she was planning to eat, but seemingly relented thanks to Kipo.
  • Affection-Hating Kid: To quote: "Rule number two of the Surface: No hugging!" She gets better about it over time, however.
  • Animal Motifs: Wolves. She wears the skin of a dead wolf, has a loner attitude for most of the series, and knows the dynamics of a wolf pack. Kipo correctly guesses she was literally Raised by Wolves. And she goes by "Wolf".
  • Animal Nemesis: The Deathstalker whose tail she ripped off to make Stalky seems to have it in for her.
  • Appropriated Appelation: It was Kipo who took to calling her "Wolf", and she just went along with it.
  • Badass Adorable: She's tiny and cute and is the youngest of the group, but is a major Pint-Sized Powerhouse.
  • Berserk Button: Anyone taking or attempting to take "Stalky" away from her.
  • Brainy Brunette: Wolf has dark brown hair and is an intelligent survivalist.
  • Broken Bird: Poor girl's been through Hell and back, having been raised by a pack of wolves as a final hunting test for their children and having to survive in the wild all by herself after she escapes.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Abandons Kipo multiple times in the first few episodes, but always comes back just in time to rescue her.
  • Companion Cube: She has a strong connection to her staff and hates being away from it, calling it "Stalky" when she is alone with it. When Dr. Emilia destroys it just to spite her, she is devastated.
  • Cornered Rattlesnake: One wouldn’t expect an emotionally distraught little girl to survive a family of wolves ready to eat her, but with no other options, Wolf managed to face them all off and kill the alpha female.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Wolf was a fairly normal, if shy, kid who was taken in by a wolf mute family. She grew to think of herself as part of the pack and even bonded with one of her adoptive wolf sisters. But then one day, the wolf mute parents reveal that she was raised by them purely to be a final hunting test for the other wolf mute children, and even the wolf sister Wolf bonded with turns against her with only a little hesitation. This caused Wolf to become the jaded and mistrustful kid she is at the time of the show.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: After her main weapon, Stalky, is destroyed by Dr. Emilia, she has a hard time fighting Scarlemagne's mooks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not that she'll talk about it to anyone. She was raised by wolf mutes and she thought she was part of the pack, but it turns out she was just raised to be a good final hunting test for the other pups. The fact she considered one of the pups as a sister made the betrayal all the more painful.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Wolf is revealed to be a deconstruction of the Token Human. Before meeting Kipo, she was the sole human of a wolf pack and thought she was part of that pack, only to discover that she was only raised to be a test of the cubs' hunting skills. Even the sister she was closest to went along with this, and Wolf escaped the cynical, mutant-distrusting loner she is today.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts off extremely cold and hostile to Kipo, but starts to warm up to her over time.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Constantly goes around barefoot.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She doesn't like mutes very much at all, but she won't eat ones that can talk.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates all mutes with a passion, especially wolves, due to her Dark and Troubled Past. In the first season, she barely tolerates Dave and Mandu.
    • When she learns Kipo is part mute she runs away, feeling betrayed and fearing that Kipo would hurt her the same way as her former wolf family did. She grows out of it after Kipo proves her this is not the case.
  • Gender Flip: She was a boy in the original webcomic. Here, she’s a girl.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Wolf was Raised by Wolves, or rather intelligent mute wolves, being trained alongside the wolf children to become a finely honed survivalist... all to prepare her as a final hunting test for the wolf children. Considering that when she was introduced, she was wearing the mother's skin...
  • Good Costume Switch: Near the end of Season 3, Wolf abandons her pelt after realizing that wearing it doesn't show support for Kipo or her cause. After changing into her Prahm outfit, she is never again seen wearing the pelt.
  • Hates Wearing Dresses: Wolf isn't fond of dressing up in frilly dresses. This is demonstrated in the third season, when Wolf has some trouble getting ready for Kipo's Prahm because she wants to dress up to support Kipo and her Prahm but she really doesn't want to wear a dress. Fortunately, Scarlemagne came up with a third option, a fancy and sparkly cape for her to wear in place of her wolf mute pelt.
  • Heel Realization: Has a very minor one in Season 3 when Greta points out that she, while allegedly supporting Kipo's dream of a future where humans and mutes live in harmony, is still wearing the flayed pelt of a wolf mute.
  • Hot-Blooded: As Jamack notes, Wolf is very... intense.
  • I Call It "Vera": She calls her polearm with the scorpion stinger "Stalky" and gets quite belligerent towards anyone who touches it without permission.
  • Important Hair Accessory: Kipo, noticing how her hair blocks her eyes when she does some of her more acrobatic moves, gives her a hair clip to keep it back. The fact that Wolf accepts it indicates her growing willingness to accept help from her friends.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Continually insists that she works alone, is a lone wolf, and isn't interested in friendship. But her facade is very easy to see through thanks to the fact that she passes up chance after chance to leave Kipo to her fate.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She doesn't sugarcoat her honesty or opinions, but most of the statements she makes are valid.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wolf is extremely hard to get close to, as she's grumpy, icy, and irritable. But, she's also proven to be brave, loyal, and reliable.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: She's by far the most cynical member of the main cast and is the most doubtful of Kipo's default plans of trying to befriend every Mute she comes across, but she's a good person at heart and always goes back to help the people she cares about, even though she knows that will put her in a lot of danger.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Kipo dubs her "Wolf" because of the pelt she wears. She also comes up with a few others, but Wolfatha Christie the Fourth seems to stick as her "full name".
  • Kubrick Stare: Her default expression, considering her no-nonsense demeanor.
  • The Lancer: Double points for her weapon of choice being a make-shift spear with a stinger attached to it.
  • Le Parkour: She can make her way through difficult to traverse through terrain with ease.
  • Little Miss Badass: Wolf is a highly skilled fighter and a grizzled surface survivor, all at the delicate age of 11.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Wolf is easily the snarkiest of the group.
  • Messy Hair: Her hair is very unkept and voluminous. This is why Kipo gives her a hair clip later on so her hair won’t get in the why when doing her acrobatic feats.
  • Nemean Skinning: Wolf wears a wolf pelt that she got from hunting and skinning her adoptive wolf mom after she ordered her adoptive wolf siblings to hunt Wolf.
  • No Name Given: Her given name is never revealed. When Margot approaches her, she notes that she goes by Wolf "now".
  • The Not-Love Interest: Despite there being no clear attraction between Wolf and Kipo, Wolf and Kipo often take the parts other stories would put their love interests. This is most prominent in "Mulholland", where she is the only one whose dream involves another person who they met in the party — her and Kipo as absurdly-muscular hunters capable of taking down Mega Bunnies — and is the one who gets back Kipo from her own dream. In season three, Kipo laments that Wolf isn't present when a band starts playing a song that Kipo considers to be hers and Wolf's song.
  • Not So Stoic: When Kipo confronts Wolf over hiding a clue from her Dad, Wolf breaks down crying and admits that she really doesn't want to lose Kipo, having come to accept her as a friend.
  • Odd Friendship: Wolf is a mute-hating Action Girl and her best-friend is Kipo, a half-mute, half-human hybrid All-Loving Hero. However, the vastly different things they want out of life, their opposing personalities, and Kipo's mutation cause a lot of conflict between them.
  • Older Than They Look: Wolf is 10 years old, and could be considered somewhat short for her age.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Kipo christens her 'Wolf' upon meeting her for obvious reasons, everyone else picks up on it, and she never protests. It's unclear if she even has an actual name at all; when pressed for one, she claims it's "Boneripper", though whether this is snark or her actual name or title back in her pack isn't made obvious. Either way, nobody calls her that.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As Benson lampshades at one point, she is a lot stronger and more agile than you'd think someone as short as she is would be.
    Benson: Obviously you can handle yourself. I mean, you just jumped over a full-on truck back there. And, like, how did you do that? You're like four feet tall and it was a truck!
  • Poisoned Weapons: The Deathstalker stinger on her staff has a powerful paralytic venom that works on humans and most mutes.
  • Psycho Supporter: Subverted in Season 3, she and Scarlemagne team-up to both be this for Kipo, agreeing to assassinate Dr. Emilia to protect Kipo. However, both later agree that actually going through with it would only jeopardise the unity Kipo is fighting for.
  • Race Lift: In the webcomic she was an Ambiguously Brown boy. Here, Wolf is an African-American girl.
  • Raised by Wolves: It's revealed that Wolf was literally raised by Mute wolves, as Kipo correctly guessed.
  • Sour Supporter: Especially at the beginning of the show, she's the one who is the most likely to openly question or outright disagree with Kipo's decisions, as they typically involve Kipo simply trying to befriend dangerous Mutes. Wolf starts growing out of this trope as she sees how surprisingly effective Kipo's tactics are and starts trusting Kipo more.
  • Token Human: A deconstruction. She was the sole human of a wolf pack and thought she was a part of that pack...only for her to discover that her family thought of her only as food. Even the sister she was closest to.
  • Tomboy: She's a very capable hunter who was literally raised by wolves and seems to enjoy fighting. Her ideal fantasy as shown in "Mulholland" even involved her being incredibly ripped and hunting Megabunnies for a living. She ran into some trouble getting ready for Prahm because she wanted to dress up to show support for Kipo's cause but she really didn't want to wear a dress.
  • Too Hungry to Be Polite: Wolf just... wolfs food down most of the time.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her time with Kipo, especially after the latter proves to her, that despite her half-Mute nature she isn't going to hurt her, made her slowly but surely loosen up and have a little fun even in the face of a Death World. By the time season three rolls around, Wolf is far more open and accepting of others, and willing to help those in need simply because it's the right thing to do.
  • Trauma Button:
    • During the Newton Wolves' rap, the wolves' leader Bad Billions gets in her face to sing while their co-leader gets behind her. The normally calm and collected Wolf (who has been stripped of the cloak and weapon she normally wields) looks noticeably uncomfortable. Considering her traumatic memory of being betrayed by wolves who only wanted to eat her, a wolf opening jaws big enough to bite down on her entire head right in front of her face probably is not sitting well with her psychologically.
    • Another instance happens at the end of the eighth episode of season 1 and extends to the ninth episode of the same season. Wolf discovers that Kipo is half-Mute and never told her, and she's stunned into shocked silence and runs away from Kipo. She's forcibly reminded of the last time someone who she considered a sister to her like Kipo lied to her about something so big, which is why, throughout episode 9, she has flashbacks to her life with her adoptive wolf family who betrayed her. When Benson tries to appeal to her in episode 9 by pointing out that she and Kipo were close, like sisters, Wolf is angered and spooked because of the reminder of her adoptive wolf sister's betrayal. And towards the end of episode 9, when she and Benson are getting hunted by the Newton Wolves, even though she's normally very capable in combat, she's too distracted because she keeps seeing Good Billions and Bad Billions as her adoptive wolf parents and Kipo as the wolf sister she had been closest to.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She's only a preteen, and yet has no qualms about killing animals for food, and murdered her adoptive mother years ago, whose pelt she wears. She also threatened to skin her Wolf sister Margot if she led her astray and planned to kill Dr. Emilia alongside Scarlemagne.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's had to grow up faster than most kids her age due to spending most of her life trying to survive in the wild.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Stalky is broken near the end of season 2 by Dr. Emilia, just to spite her after winning their fight.

    Benson 

Benson

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Voiced by: Coy Stewart (English), Jakari Fraser (as a child) Click to see other languages 

A happy-go-lucky 16-year-old surface human whom Kipo and Wolf encounter while on the run from Mod Frogs.


  • Action Survivor: He tends to prefer running or trickery to outright fighting. Though as a surface dweller he's tougher then he looks.
  • Brainy Brunette: A clever Guile Hero who happens to have black hair.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: While he's nowhere near as bad as Dave, he still has some moments, like mistaking a drinking fountain for a satellite or thinking the phrase "stabbed in the back" is literal.
  • Con Man: Essentially what he and Dave were before teaming up with Kipo, trying to hustle her shortly after their first meeting and then robbing Wolf when they refused.
  • Disaster Scavengers: He makes his way by getting into abandoned storefronts and vehicles for supplies and clothing.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Troy ends up being attracted to Benson thanks to his sweet if awkward intentions to spark a conversation with him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He manages to drive away from the Mod Frogs with a ploy involving an exploding soda can and faking a contagious disease.
  • Foil: To Wolf. They're both humans who live on the surface, but their personalities and skills are polar opposites. Benson is friendly and more than a bit mischievous, whereas Wolf is cold and taciturn. Benson has mute friends, Wolf has a hard time not killing mutes on sight. Benson survives with his wits and personality, Wolf survives by strength alone.
  • Good Feels Good: After spending time with Kipo, both Benson and Dave realize they prefer helping her do good in the world than just focusing on their own survival by conning people.
  • Guile Hero: Unlike Wolf, who prefers fighting, and Kipo, who tries to deal with situations by befriending others, Benson is a very good scammer and frequently uses lies and general trickery to evade Mutes. A good example of this is him convincing the Timbercats to let him cook dinner for them, but with the intention of tampering with their food to give the group time to escape.
  • In-Universe Soundtrack: Some of the music Benson plays on his mixtape transitions into songs that play over a scene.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Dave, since his best friend can go through an entire aging cycle multiple times a day, but also since Benson is 16 while Dave is around 200 years old.
  • Last of His Kind: Benson is the last of the Fanatics, a group of... fan fanatics that had been at war with the Daves over a handheld fan for two hundred years.
  • Living Is More than Surviving: This becomes his world-view after meeting Kipo and is the basis of his argument to try to convince Wolf to stay with the Group by pointing out it's clear she can survive on her own but with the Group she can do more than just that.
  • Love at First Sight: Immediately falls for a boy named Troy in the second burrow after seeing him, and especially when they share a taste for the same music.
  • Nice Guy: Benson has an amicable, friendly demeanor.
  • Odd Friendship: His best friend is Dave, a large talking insect.
  • Older Than They Look: Though he looks to be around the same age as Kipo, Word of God states he's actually 16.
  • Queer Establishing Moment: We find out Benson's sexual orientation at the end of "Ratland", when Kipo states that she likes him. Benson stumbles a bit before outright revealing that he's gay.
  • Romantic False Lead: From his introduction, there are little hints that he might be Kipo's love interest. This even gets to the point where she confesses to him, but he turns her down because he is gay.
  • Second Episode Introduction: He does not appear until the second episode of the series, “Explosion Berries”.
  • Secret-Keeper: He learns about Kipo's mutation long before the other characters and helps her keep it hidden until she's willing to tell the others about it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After seeing the mega monkeys cactus fortress, Benson decides that he doesn't have to keep going with Kipo since she's basically a stranger. Kipo's complete acceptance of this seems to change his mind.
  • Straight Gay: While not overly manly, he certainly doesn't display any camp stereotypes. He comes out to Kipo during their "date" in Ratland, and during his dream by Tad, he gets a huge amount of male groupies.
  • Sweet Tooth: A junk food variant. Kipo weaponizes it so he can fight better against the wolves.
  • Trap Master: He is very good at making traps. He managed to use one on Dave in his youth and successfully catches Wolf in one rather easily.
  • True Companions: After he and Dave decide not to leave Kipo. Benson is the one who chases after Wolf when she tries to abandon the group once Kipo's shapeshifting is revealed.
  • Twofer Token Minority: He is a gay African-American teen.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Benson doesn't have the physical prowess of Wolf or half-mute abilities of Kipo, but he makes up for it by being a crafty trickster.

    Dave 

Dave

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Voiced by: Deon Cole (English) Click to see other languages 

A talking bug that can suddenly age a full life cycle without warning.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: He goes through his molting ability at a much slower rate in the comic than in the show, taking two whole days to go through his cocoon stage and apparently only does it once a month according to Benson.
  • Amusing Injuries: Because he's basically impossible to kill, he gets thrown around, knocked over, impaled, and has his limbs ripped off for routine slapstick humor.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His Prime Adult stage has him built like an Adonis with the strength to back it up and grants him Flight. The downside? It only lasts for a few minutes at best. Afterward, he goes to the elderly and back to cocoon.
  • Black Comedy: The primary source for it in the series due to Dave’s life cycling immortality. At least once he’s quickly killed in succession through each stage!
  • Con Man: What he and Benson were before they met Kipo. They try to hustle her during their first meeting and when that fails, they steal from her and Wolf while they're asleep.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He and Benson rob Kipo and Wolf, but Dave is outraged when Kipo (seemingly) gives them up to the Mod Frogs and claims it goes against "the code." Benson has no idea what he's talking about—probably because Dave calls it the secret and unspoken code that they never mention.
  • Getting Eaten Is Harmless: Dave once mentions spending years inside a Mega Chicken’s stomach.
  • Good Feels Good: Both he and Benson come to this realization when the time comes to part ways with Kipo, agreeing that they prefer helping her achieve good things in the world than just focusing on their own survival.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Dave cannot die. He just goes to another phase in his life cycle. So he's able to take a lethal amount of punishment.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Dave is about 200 years old, while Benson and the others are teenagers.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: As proven time and time again, Dave is not nearly as smart as he makes himself out to be.
  • Last of His Kind: Dave is the last of the Daves. A species of immortal insect mutes who were all virtually clones of each other. Killed off by the fanatics once they found the apparently really easy way to kill them that's hinted that he was tricked into telling them.
  • The Load: Three of his forms are completely dependent on a caretaker. He's not much use in a fight outside of his Prime Adult stage, but that tends to be unreliable at best, and lasts for only a few moments, usually before it can use its strength to help. On top of this, he's also a self-absorbed idiot who tries to satisfy his own ego before helping.
    • He's been taking steps to avert this in season 2. He's shown multiple times training his endurance for his muscle form and uses it far more effectively in battle. In addition, his ego is severely downplayed as he shows more affection for those around him.
  • The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: Dave's basic personality changes along with his Molt Stages with only his Young Adult and Prime Stage having the same personality. As a baby and child he's an innocent... well child, as a teenager he's a moody jerk, as his adult stages he's relatively normal and in his elderly stage he's basically senile.
  • Pec Flex: Whenever he molts into his prime adult stage, he often takes the time to show off his ripped muscles. He might as well enjoy it while it lasts considering how short this cycle of his life is.
  • The Phoenix: Literally, considering each time he molts he goes from cocoon, to baby, to child, to teenager, to young adult, to prime adult, to elderly and then back to cocoon. The cycle continues no matter what, and any damage he takes will be reversed once he enters the cocoon stage again.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Dave often says whatever random thing comes to his mind and boasts a very big ego, which is one of the many traits that make him the show’s main source of comedy.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's been alive for 200 years and it's heavily hinted that he's immortal.
  • Running Gag: His peak molt stage gives him wings and strength, but tends to be the most short-lived stage of them all. So he either enters it too late or exits it just as soon as it would help the group's situation.
    Wolf: It's like realizing you could be useful makes you useless.
    • Rapidly progressing through his elderly, baby, child, and teenage phase, usually due to rapid-fire attacks.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Like Benson, he's all in favor of leaving Kipo and Wolf to deal with the mega-monkey themselves until they decide she matters enough to them to take the risk. He also delves into this when Scarlemagne attacks the Second Burrow, though it's because he's more concerned for Benson than himself.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Not technically a shapeshifter, but his "adult" stage serves a similar role as his default character model, to the point that he'll usually cycle through the rest in the course of a couple minutes.
  • The Gadfly: When Benson accidentally steps on a bug in one episode, Dave acts like he is mortified and demands to find a small human to squish. It turns out Dave was just toying with Benson and actually takes enjoyment in squishing some bugs right in front of him.
  • Token Flyer: He is the only member of Kipo’s group who can fly, but only in his Prime Adult life stage.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When a giant pigeon tries to eat him, it just horks him back up about fifteen seconds later. According to Benson, it's not the first time a giant mute has discovered Dave "doesn't go down well."
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season Two he works to stay in his Adult Prime stage for longer amounts of time, and ends up winning several fights and generally being far more useful than he was in Season One.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In season 2 he's much less egotistical, and openly values the group.
  • Transformation at the Speed of Plot: Dave tends to molt whenever it would be funny or the plot requires it, leading to a rather inconsistent life cycle. He can end up cycling through all his forms in under a minute or spend hours in a single form.
  • Visual Pun: His Prime Adult stage gives him a herculean build and more beetle-like traits, such as a massive singular horn. In other words, he becomes a Hercules beetle.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Despite his immortality, a member of his species 'can' die, and according to him the method to kill him is really stupid, but he's not going to tell anyone what it is... again.

    Mandu 

Mandu

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A mute pig.


  • Adopt the Food: Wolf was planning to eat her, but after Kipo intervenes she eventually becomes the Team Pet and Wolf abandons any plans of eating her.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Her behaviour and body language is a lot more similar to a dog than a pig.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: As a result of her mutation, she has blue skin... among other things.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mandu is just a cute mute piglet... that single-handedly took out Dr. Emilia, who couldn't be stopped by the combined forces of Benson, Dave and Wolf.
  • Big Eater: The fantasy world that Tad Mulholand makes for her is just a landscape where everything is cheese puffs.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue-skinned pig and part of the heroes.
  • Brainy Pig: Mandu is pretty smart for a pig, as she understands English (even if she doesn’t speak it) and can take orders really well.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Her tusks are still growing in, and presently amount to little more than tiny fangs — as shown when she's stuck between two fully-grown mute pigs. They become more prominent during Season Three.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: She's usually the first to sense danger. She also expresses her disapproval when members of the group are behaving badly.
  • Extra Eyes: Has four eyes (which allows her to see in two separate directions.
  • Full-Boar Action: At the end of Season Three, Mandu is shown fully-grown — being the same size as the two Mute pigs who work for the Chevre Sisters and sporting an impressive set of tusks.
  • Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: While she’s the size of a housecat or a small dog, the elephant-sized Mute pigs working for the Chevre Sisters look just like scaled up versions of Mandu. And the finale shows her fully grown, confirming they’re the same species.
  • Gender Flip: She was referred to with male pronouns in the webcomic.
  • Handy Mouth: Mandu can make up for her lack of hands by using her mouth to grab things, such as an axe.
  • It Can Think: Despite not being able to speak, she is fully sapient.
  • Named by the Adaptation: She wasn’t called Mandu in the webcomic. In fact, her name was used for Wolf early on.
  • Oral Fixation: In Season Three, she starts teething and develops a fixation with gnawing on Dave's exoskeleton.
  • A Pig Named "Porkchop": Kipo named her after a Korean dumpling supposedly shaped like her.
  • Team Pet: The mute pig pet of the group.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mandu loves eating crunchy cheese puffs snacks. A LOT. In Season 2 she develops a taste for Dave's exoskeleton that even Wolf finds disturbing.
  • The Unintelligible: Mandu is intelligent, but unlike most mutes can't speak, with only Dave being able to understand her grunts and squeals.
  • Unwanted Assistance: She starts to feel less useful and appreciated after the events of Fun Gus Part 2, leading to her overcompensating to the point where she winds up getting in Wolf and Benson's ways repeatedly. They both apologize for yelling at her, and are very quick to praise her after she saves them from Dr Emilia.
  • Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: She has six legs.

The Clover

    Lio Oak 

Lio Oak

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Voiced by: Sterling K. Brown Click to see other languages 

Kipo's father.


  • Black and Nerdy: He is a scientifically gifted man who shares lots of his knowledge to his daughter and his students. He and Song even endearingly called each other nerds.
  • Brainy Brunette: Brown hair, scientist, published author, and Cool Teacher.
  • Cool Teacher: His job in the Burrow is a schoolteacher. He passed his love of learning and science on to Kipo.
  • Dude in Distress: Kipo’s main goal in Season 2 is to rescue her dad and the rest of the burrow population from Scarlemagne.
  • Draw Aggro: He uses this tactic to distract Scarlemagne's forces from Kipo and her friends. Because he and Scarlemagne have a history together, he's a legitimate target.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Just like his daughter, he is shown to be a very compassionate man. For instance, he treated Hugo with more love and care than Emilia, who saw him as nothing more than a science experiment.
  • Good Parents: He is clearly a very loving father, inspiring Kipo's love for his field of study, as well as sharing his love of music with her. Kipo loves him dearly and greatly wants to find him again.
  • Happily Married: He and Song had a warm and loving marriage before Song was transformed into the Mega Monkey, and Lio thought her to be lost.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Basically modeled after Sterling K. Brown.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He chose to save his own daughter over Hugo when their home was coming down.
  • It's All My Fault: He comes to believe that how he handled the situation with Hugo, Song and Kipo's powers has led to nothing but suffering for his family and the rest of humanity.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: While he's a good guy trying the best he can he repeatedly does this.
    • His panic upon realizing who might be attacking the burrow led to his rash decision to throw Kipo into the aqueduct to begin with (though in his defense, no one told him that there was a second burrow).
    • While he breaks protocol to leave coded messages to Kipo so she could reach the new location, it never occurred to him that she could easily be followed from a distance.
    • If he had searched for Hugo after Song's rampage or not rejected him out of fear when they reunited on the surface then he might've prevented him from becoming Scarlemagne.
  • Papa Wolf: Lio made sure to get Kipo away from the giant mute attacking the burrow and was determined to find her afterwards. And even though he went with the rest, he left clues that he knew Kipo could decipher. Season 2 shows a slight darker side to this as Lio prioritized Kipo's safety over Hugo.
  • Parents as People: While he is shown to be a perfect father to Kipo, Season 2 shows that he has his own flaws. While he cared for Hugo, he did not try searching for him when they were separated from each other due to all of his concerns being placed on his newly born daughter. He also pushes Hugo away when he felt something off about him after surviving on his own on the surface and did not want him too close to his baby. In the present day, Hugo is regretful for what his actions have done to Hugo.
  • Real Men Cook: He is shown cooking for Kipo and Song in a flashback.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Scarlemagne forces Lio to replicate his pheromones so he can control more humans than he can by sweat alone. After “reasoning” with Lio doesn’t work Scarlemagne just spritzes him.
  • Renaissance Man: He is a scientist, teacher, published author, and a pretty good guitarist.
  • Secret-Keeper: He was well aware that Kipo wasn't fully human. He was evidently planning to tell her at some point; he just didn't think that her Mute traits would re-appear so soon.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He and Kipo love to give science trivia.
  • Time-Passage Beard: In flashbacks showing his time at the Science Burrow with Song and carrying baby Kipo across the surface world, he is shown without any facial hair.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Kipo calls him out for not bothering to look for Hugo after Song's rampage.

    Song Oak 

Song Oak

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Voiced by: Jee Young Han Click to see other languages 

Kipo's mother.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Everything we know about Song in the first season came from the Lotus-Eater Machine Kipo got trapped in, meaning even the Strong Family Resemblance she may have shared with her mother was questionable. In Season 2, it turns out Kipo's dream got a lot right, namely Song still being alive on the surface and being part-Mute like her daughter.
  • Asian and Nerdy: She is a very smart scientist who did a lot of gene splicing on her daughter to create a mute-human hybrid that proved successful.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a kind-hearted and compassionate person in both human and mega-mute form but her response to Scarlemagne's offer of revenge is an angry, thunderous roar and when free of his pheromones she has no qualms with throwing him against the wall.
  • Cheated Angle: Just like her daughter, her hair is always facing the camera at a dynamic angle.
  • Depower: Thanks to a cure dart, Song is able to permanently turn back into a human after being stuck as a Mega Mute for years.
  • For Science!: Song was basically responsible for making Kipo a Mega Jaguar-human hybrid so she could see if the mute enhancements could make a human capable of surviving on the dangerous surface world.
  • Gentle Giant: She's fairly peaceful in her mega-monkey form once she's no longer being controlled by Emilia.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her plan to make a powerful human/mute hybrid worked, but she didn't foresee Shapeshifter Mode Lock being an issue, not did she anticipate that she herself would gain hybrid abilities in the process.
  • Happily Married: She and Lio had a warm and loving marriage before Song was transformed into the Mega Monkey, and Lio thought her to be lost.
  • Hartman Hips: Song’s sports some rather wide hips, which are more prominent when in her Science Burrow suit.
  • It Can Think: Even before she comes fully back to her senses in her mega-mute form, she still shows considerable intelligence and ingenuity, such as luring Scarlemagne's forces into an ambush and trapping them with a net and being able to understand english. In fact, her intelligence tips off Scarlemagne that there's something different about her compared to the other mega-mutes, though he doesn't figure out her true identity till he's told by Kipo.
  • It's Personal: Scarlemagne almost wins her to his side with the promise of revenge on Dr. Emilia for her enslavement, but when he assumes she also wants revenge on all of humanity, she quickly leaves.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:She turned Kipo into a half-mute with the dangerous risk of being stuck as a rampaging Mega-Mute, a fate she suffered as a result of her pregnancy which caused her to be stuck as a full-on monkey Mega-Mute for over a decade.
  • Mama Bear: Don't even think about messing with Kipo.
  • Martial Pacifist: As a Mega Monkey, the pheromone collar around her neck was the only thing making her super aggressive. Otherwise, She never attacks anyone unless provoked.
  • Magic Pants: Even though she has spent years living as a colossal Mega Monkey, once she is turned back into a human, she is still wearing her old Science Burrow clothes.
  • Missing Mom: Lio claims she died of Burrow Pox when Kipo was very young. Season 2 reveals he lied; Burrow Pox is a fictitious disease that he also used to hide the fact that Song was mutating thanks to being pregnant with Kipo.
  • Not His Sled: Since the original comic had Kipo living with her mother before the burrow was attacked, the entire mystery surrounding her disappearance is completely absent. Given the reveal of Song being the Mega Monkey responsible for the attack in Season 2, it's possible that Song is some sort of Composite Character for the show, being combined with the mysterious mega mute from the comic since they seem to be separate characters.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: She initially planned to make a powerful human/mute hybrid to find a way to cure all Mutes, which ended in her using herself and her unborn daughter Kipo as test subjects by infusing herself with Mute DNA.
  • Secret-Keeper: "PRAHMises" reveals that she was an unwilling one to Dr. Emilia, who told her Mega-Mute self some of her darkest secrets, believing she would never be able to share them with anyone.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: She's stuck as a full-on monkey Mega-Mute thanks to spending a decade in the form. Even after regaining her senses thanks to Mulholland, she has no idea how to change back. She finally returns in her human form, thanks to a stolen cure-dart.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Other then her purple skin and pink hair, Kipo looks almost identical to her mother.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: One of the skills picked up as the Mega-Monkey was how to speak Dubstep Bee, which comes in handy when they need to negotiate with them to build a barrier of Death Ivy around the Timbercat Village.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The Season 3 trailer reveals her once again in her human form and reunited with Lio, which happens with a stolen cure-dart.
  • Visual Pun: As a Mega-Monkey, she has eight limbs like a spider, which are made up of six arms and two legs. In a way, this makes her a ‘spider-monkey’. However, her Mega-Monkey form resembles a langur monkey called a red-shanked douc.
  • Walking Spoiler: Season 2 reveals a lot about what happened to her.

    Hoag 

Hoag

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Voiced By: Jeff Bennett (English)Click to see other languages 

An authoritative figure within the burrow and father of Doag.


  • And I Must Scream: He is clearly terrified while being mind controlled by Scarlemagne.
  • Hidden Depths: Is a surprisingly good breakdancer.
  • In the Blood: His daughter, Doag, inherited her talent and love of dancing from him.
  • Jerkass: His response to Lio losing his daughter is to berate him for breaking protocol. His own daughter even points out that all the actions he takes which he claims are to "protect" her are really just weak justifications for the things he wants to do.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he's a narrow-minded jerk who perhaps oversteps the line when he scolds Lio, he is consistently shown to be correct about Lio's reckless behaviour and lack of foresight.
    • If Lio had followed procedure and taken Kipo to the bunker instead of throwing her into the aqueduct she would've been safe and gone with the other humans to Site B (essentially preventing the entire story from happening).
    • If Lio hadn't broken the lockdown restrictions and ventured to the surface to leave clues for Kipo to find them, then Scarlemagne never would've found Site B.
  • Made a Slave: He is controlled by Scarlemagne's pheromones into becoming one of his "nobles".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he sees the mutes and humans making peace with each other at P.R.A.H.M., he starts to regret rigging fireworks dosed with The Cure at the party. He makes up for it by riding Mega Mutes alongside Kipo’s other friends during her fight with Mega-Mute Emilia.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Although he's generally ineffectual he attempts to stop Lio from breaking protocol, and he tries to insist that Wolf not be able to carry her deathstalker weapon around.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In "Code Word Milkshake", he attempts to attack Kipo from behind with a needle.

    Doag 

Doag

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Voiced By: Rebecca Husain (English) Click to see other languages 

Hoag's daughter, a friend of Kipo's. Loves to dance.


  • But Now I Must Go: ...back to the cruise ship to be the "friend on the inside", at the end of "Code Word Milkshake."
  • Chekhov's Gun: Character-specific; We first see Doag dancing in an "empty" cafeteria to the singing voice of Hyun-soo (or as she calls him, "Wall Siren"). When she shows Kipo & Co. Emilia's lab and finds Hyun-soo there, she decides to help Kipo.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: She calls her father out for his actions in "Requiem for a Dave", shooting down his claim that he did it for her by saying he did it for herself.
  • The Ditz: She spends a sizeable portion of her character-establishing dialogue with Kipo & Co. defending Emilia with less-than-well-thought-out reasons.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She is a part of the crowd of people escaping from Scarlemagne in the Season 2 finale. She doesn’t get any focus until the second episode of Season 3.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: During "Codeword: Milkshake," where she helps Kipo's friends (and Boom Boom) escape Emilia's lab.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She ultimately proves to be a good person who is just misguided by Dr. Emilia. Once she sees mutes being held captive against their will, she immediately becomes an ally to Kipo.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother never makes an appearance.
  • Rhyme Theme Naming: Her name rhymes with her father’s name, Hoag.

    Asher and Dahlia 

Asher and Dahlia

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Asher voiced By: Rhea Butcher (English) Click to see other languages 
Dahlia voiced By: Fryda Wolff (English) Click to see other languages 

A pair of twin siblings who are Kipo's friends from her burrow. Also students of Lio.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Asher and Dahlia’s racial background are unclear. Even looking at their parents don’t give much indication as their dad has the same shade of skin as them while their mom has dark skin and blonde hair.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In season 3, Asher gains a lightning-like hair curl on their face.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Asher is fascinated at meeting mutes like Mandu and Dave for the first time.
  • Friend to Bugs: Asher and Pierre become pretty close.
  • Percussive Therapy: After getting attacked by Scarlemagne’s Nobles and being sperated from her family Dahlia uses the axe given to her to utterly destroy a log.
  • Satellite Character: As of Season Two their only real characterization is that they are Kipo's friends and Lio's students. Even in Season Three they don't get much characterization despite having more appearances than the first two seasons.
  • Security Cling: They hold on to each other whenever they are scared.
  • Social Circle Filler: They are established as close friends of Kipo who attend the same school classes as her, yet the twins have minimal interactions with Kipo thanks to more focus being put on the new friends Kipo meets during her adventure on the surface world.

    Troy 

Troy

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Voiced By: Giullian Yao Gioiello (English) Click to see other languages 

Another resident of Kipo's burrow. Also a student of Lio, and Benson's eventual Love Interest.


  • Chekhov's Skill: His talent with stage magic makes him a skilled lockpick, making him useful when it comes to breaking into Dr. Emilia's lab.
  • Commonality Connection: Is able to bond with Benson over a shared love of both flapjacks and music.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a skilled cook, stage magician, and possesses a significant knowledge of fungi.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He looks just like a younger version of his voice actor.
  • Missing Mom: Although we get to see his dad, we never see his mom.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: He manages to help Lio get to the safety bunker before the advancing door closes when the Mega Monkey attacks their burrow.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He doesn't have much character development past being Benson's love interest.
  • Stage Magician: He is talented at stage magic.
  • Twofer Token Minority: He is a pansexual Asian-Latinx teen.

    Roberto 

Roberto

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Voice By: Antonio AlvarezClick to see other languages 

A resident of Kipo's burrow and Troy's father.


  • Made a Slave: He is captured and enslaved by Scarlemagne.
  • Only Sane Man: When Dr. Emilia is stirring up the crowd, he is one of the few humans not sucked into her speech and discretely leaves with Mandu.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Seems supportive of Benson and Troy getting together.
  • Shipper on Deck: At first, he thinks Benson and Wolf would make a good couple, but once he finally gets the hint that Benson is interested in Troy he switches to supporting them instead.

Scarlemagne's Noble Court

     As a Group 
A faction of aristocratic primates who are led by their crazy leader Scarlemagne.
  • The Brute: The orangutans seem to serve as the enforcers.
  • Forced into Evil: The Goth Apes originally were just one of many mute factions living in Las Vistas who had no need for power. Once Scarlemagne took over as leader, they were forced to adopt an aristocratic custom and work for the maniacal mandrill.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Most of them ride giant two-headed flamingos.

    Scarlemagne 

Scarlemagne

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Voiced by: Dan Stevens (English) Click to see other languages 

"Allegro! Allegro, my lords and ladies! Dance faster!"

A mandrill with a lust for power.


  • Accents Aren't Hereditary: Despite growing up in a small room within a science burrow inhabited by people with American accents, he somehow gained a British accent.
  • And I Must Scream: It's hinted that anyone under the control of his pheromones are at least somewhat aware of what's going on around them, but are only able to watch helplessly as their bodies obey his commands.
  • Antagonist Abilities: His pheromones, and by extension his sweat, can be used to mind control other primates, including primate mega-mutes, and humans, which he uses to dominate and make them his playthings, and essentially decoration for his court. Kipo makes him promise to not use this anymore as part of his rehabilitation in Season 3, which he complies with except for an attempt to interrogate someone.
  • Always Second Best: Scarlemagne has had people in his past who genuinely loved and cared for him, however, the source of a lot of his complexes is that those people have always had something else they loved and cared about a lot more. When Kipo tries to connect with him in Season 2, this culminates with her being forced to prove he matters to her by offering her a Sadistic Choice between their friendship or the life of her father.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Technically, he can be considered Lio and Song's adoptive son.
  • Arc Villain: He is the main antagonist for the first two seasons, with him being imprisoned by the Timbercats come the end of Season 2. For the time he is the villain, he's one of the most powerful mutes around in terms of sheer influence and control, and almost every challenge Kipo faces in these seasons can be traced to him or his underlings. Dr. Emilia takes over as Big Bad.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Deliberately carries himself as an 18th century aristocrat and gets his minions to play along. Notably, he only started leaning into the image after his Start of Darkness.
  • Attention Whore: Scarlemagne believes in using fear to get attention as it is the only way for anyone obey him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: In the season 2 finale, he can hold off on his own against Kipo, Lio, Benson, Dave, and Wolf.
  • Bad Boss: He pretends to be a fair guy but disappointing him tends to be very bad for anyone even just delivering the news.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Played With. While being experimented on by Dr. Emilia when she discovered he became sapient certainly contributed to his descent to villainy, finding out Lio abandoned him in favour of Kipo is what pushed him over the edge.
  • Big Brother Instinct: After getting to know each other, Kipo and Scarlemagne openly treat and refer to each other as siblings. Scarlemagne also quickly comes to value Kipo's opinion and well-being, though this manifests in ways such as in him giving everyone a Sadistic Choice when she notes he hasn't given the other Mutes any options, and believing that she'd appreciate him gilding the group of Mod Frogs that attacked her as a present. Later on he attempts to attack Emila to protect Kipo before she can launch an attack on the Prham and ends giving his life to save Kipo.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Kipo's Abel. Subverted in Season 3, as he genuinely sees her as his beloved little sister, to the point of making an Heroic Sacrifice to protect her from a mutated Mega Walrus Emilia.
  • Classy Cravat: He acts like a nobleman and wears a blue cravat.
  • Cool Car: The Flamingo he uses is black and pink, and the midsection of it is decked out with a pink sports car from where he plays on a keyboard in the panel.
  • The Dandy: He dresses like an 18th-century aristocrat, powdered wig and all. His court (both the other non-human primates and his human slaves) wear the same.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, he was a normal mandrill, and was a test subject for Dr. Emilia's work to recreate and cure the mutation that caused the end of human society. Lio and Song began to treat him as a son when the experimentation worked and Hugo gained human-level sentience but forced him to keep quiet which caused severe loneliness, then Dr. Emilia discovered him and began cruel experiments on him. When Song destroyed the lab, Hugo escaped he was heartbroken and angered to discover that Lio had abandoned him for Kipo.
  • Dark Reprise: The theme that plays in flashbacks of him as a good-natured child ("King Hugo") is actually a sad version of his villainous leitmotif ("Scarlemagne's Waltz").
  • Disc-One Final Boss: At first it seems like he's going to be the Big Bad for the whole series, but then he gets defeated and imprisoned at the end of Season 2. We also learn in Season 2 that he wasn't even the one to kick off the plot in Season 1.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Doesn't appreciate being called by his real name, Hugo.
    • Goes back on it in the series finale, with his last words being "Call me Hugo".
  • The Dreaded: Even a hardened survivor like Wolf is terrified of Scarlemagne; in general he is regarded as one of the most dangerous Mutes in the setting. Played to great effect in Season 3, when hostile humans run at the mere sight of him due to remembering being under his mind control; this is despite the fact they have darts that would revert him to a regular mandrill.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Introduced playing the piano in a hysterical passion, wiping his sweat into a jar, while commanding his court to dance with a flick of a finger. The power and fear he obsessively commands is made all too clear.
  • Evil Brit: Fitting for his aristocratic motif.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: It's quickly made clear that Kipo has become important to Scarlemagne after getting to know her, and seeing the way Kipo treats him even taking his side when learning of his past. He wants to make her happy so he takes her suggestion to allow the other Mutes to choose to follow him. Unfortunately his way of letting them decide is Join or Die, and he also reveals that he killed the Mod Frogs who attacked Kipo thinking it would make her happy. Kipo, of course, is rather devastated that Scarlemagne did all this in her name.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Claims this as he says he only uses his pheromones on "lower-class primates" (namely humans) but not on other apes or monkeys, but this is a bold-faced lie as he used a collar with his pheromones to force a peaceful monkey Mega-Mute to do his biding. Until it turns out that he wasn't responsible for the collar, though he has no problem with controlling the Mega Monkey himself when the opportunity arises though he himself stated it was a last resort.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cares deeply about his adopted family the Oaks. Especially his younger sister Kipo.
  • Expy: Word of God describes him as being equal parts Tom Hulce's portrayal of Amadeus and The Joker. He's also got a lot in common with the Purple Man of Marvel fame, particularly the recent Netflix incarnation. (There's also a Marvel supervillain named Mandrill, but his pheremone mind-control powers only work on women). Experimented on as a youth, he discovered his powers and because of trauma became a twisted individual who commands people to do humiliating or dangerous tasks all while packing a British accent. When confronted with an opportunity to really connect to someone he twists the experience such that he thinks doing monstrous acts supposedly for the benefit of someone else will please them.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He is a mad mandrill with long fangs in his mouth.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates humans, uses his pheromones to enslave them, and generally sees them as beneath Mutes. He dreams of building a world where humans are slaves to Mute-kind.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He puts on a façade of being polite and charming, but any sort of setback instantly causes him to reveal just how vicious and cruel he actually is.
  • Foil: To Kipo. Both originated from the same research experiment that Song and Lio were performing regarding how animals became Mutes, with Scarlemagne being a widely-known project and Kipo being a secret one. Both also had their homes destroyed by the same Mega-Monkey and were forced to travel the surface as a result. But while Kipo quickly found companionship and is able to easily sway others with her kindness, thus reinforcing her All-Loving Hero tendencies, Hugo spent much of his time alone and had any friendly actions rebuffed, making him deeply paranoid and forced to rely on his mind control abilities. And while Kipo believes in harmony between humans and Mutes, having grown up in a peaceful environment and having positive experiences with both groups, Hugo's suffering during testing and feelings of abandonment left him despising humans and desiring Mute supremacy.
    • He ends up supporting Kipo's vision of a society where humans and mutes live in harmony, but he remains a foil in that he does not share her optimism about how anyone can be redeemed, and sets out to assassinate Emilia even though it goes against all of Kipo's ideals.
  • Freudian Excuse: The cruel experiments he was subjected to by Dr. Emilia along with the harsh life he was subjected to on the surface after the lab was destroyed and finding out that Lio, one of the few humans who was kind to him, not only did not look for him after the lab's destruction but also run away from the mandrill when they met up again, gave him both his hatred of humanity and his desire for power.
  • Friend to All Children: A bit. Kipo's attempts to reform him in Season 3 finally start to work when he winds up playing with some mute children. From that point on he becomes a lot more cooperative, eventually achieving a full Heel–Face Turn.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Started as a lab animal, and ended up being The Dreaded to Mutes and Humans.
  • Gang Initiation Fight: During his Start of Darkness flashback, as an escaped lab animal completely new to living on the surface and dealing with other mutes, he met a gang of primate mutes and attempted to befriend them, but they forced him to fight one of them to "prove his worth". Fortunately for him, his pheromones effected his opponent and he was able to get her to throw the fight.
  • Good is Not Nice: Even after turning over a new leaf, he can still retain a seemingly mean or sinister demeanor. He even laughs evilly when he goes to save Kipo.
  • The Good King: This is what he saw himself as becoming when he first heard of royalty; he wanted to be a King who would ensure everyone around him would be happy and not have to live behind fortified walls. After his abandonment, he loses his noble goals and decides he'd rather just be The Emperor.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His face is heavily marred with deep gashes caused when Song destroyed the lab.
  • Heel Realization: While the Timbercats take him away at the end of Season 2, Scarlemagne looks shocked and saddened after realizing that Kipo, instead of running away and saving herself, was willing to give up her own humanity to save the Mutes — included himself, the one who endangered her loved ones and her people. Unfortunately for him, by this point, Kipo has decided he's beyond redemption.
    Scarlemagne: [calmly] You could’ve escaped. But you were willing to get stuck in the jaguar... for a colosseum full of Mutes?
    • In “Prahmises” he admits that his thirst for power prevented him from making right choices that could have improved his life, such as stopping Dr. Emilia personally, helping Song when she was stuck as a Mega Monkey, forgiving Lio for abandoning him, and growing up with Kipo.
    • Becomes a full-on Heel–Face Turn in Season 3.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He flies his flamingo right into Mega Walrus Emilia's face to protect Kipo, which results in the flamingo crashing and Scarlemagne suffering fatal injuries).
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: For all his initial villainy, because of his heroism in the final battle, he receives a golden statue, albeit one under his birth name, Hugo Oak.
  • Intelligent Primate: He is a mandrill who was given doses of a special mutagen as a kid to heighten his intelligence. Now, he acts like a refined and sophisticated nobleman. Some of the time at least.
  • Join or Die: In Season 2, he takes Kipo's suggestion that he should give others the chance to choose him as their leader to heart... by giving them the choice between that or being dunked in molten gold. Kipo is horrified and disgusted.
  • Kick The Son Of A Bitch: While boiling the Mod Frogs in molten gold was obviously horrific, you wouldn't feel sorry for them otherwise as they're shown to be aggressive jerks who mistreat Jamack and try to kill Kipo for accidentally destroying their lair.
  • Laughing Mad: He's very prone to outbursts of manic laughter that end in mandrill hoots and screeches any time something agitates him, and in general has very little emotional control or appropriate emotional responses to situations.
    • He keeps his maniacal laugh even after turning good, even giving one last one as he is about to sacrifice himself.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: He rides a black two-headed flamingo, unlike the rest of his nobles that just ride regularly colored flamingos.
  • Logical Weakness: His mind-controlling pheremones are secreted through his sweat glands. Not only does he have to exhert himself in order to sweat, but he can only produce so much (which is why he forces Lio to find a way to mass-produce them).
  • Long-Lost Relative: He could technically be considered Kipo's adoptive older brother. Song and Lio call an unborn Kipo as his baby sister during a flashback, and he often refers to Lio as "our father" when talking with her about him.
  • The Mad Hatter: Played for horror. He is fully aware he's crazy and doesn't care; it's just another thing he blames on his treatment at the hands of humanity.
    Lio: "If you think I'd help you do that to my own people...you're insane."
    Scarlemagne: (Laughing) "Right again, Lio! I'm unhinged! I wonder who made me that way."
  • Made Myself Sad: An indirect example. He catches Kipo and Lio seemingly trying to escape and uses his mind-control pheromones to interrogate the latter, expecting them to be scheming to overthrow or assassinate him. Turns out they were trying to convince him to do a Heel–Face Turn instead, and that Lio himself, who Scarlemagne assumed betrayed him, honestly hoped it would work too. He quietly dismisses them, shocked and saddened by this revelation.
  • Maniac Monkeys: He's a twisted, controlling Mandrill who wants to enslave all humans for his own entertainment. So he fits the "Maniac" part pretty well.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a combination of "Scar" and "Charlemagne" referencing his scars and desire for conquest along with Charlemagne being considered as founding father of France that Scarlemagne based his cultural taste from.
  • Mind Control: He can induce this using his pheromones but it only works on primates, including humans. Kipo's status as a mute-human hybrid, created for different reasons, is what allows her to be immune to this and defeat him.
  • Mood-Swinger: He can go from a sophisticated gentleman to a manic tyrant to acting like a screeching monkey at the drop of a hat. The implication is that since he's recently-mutated, he still has strong animal instincts.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: He has a tendency to hoot and screech when he's excited or angry, this is used as Foreshadowing for his status as a recently uplifted monkey as none of the other mute monkeys do this.
  • Not Good with Rejection: His past has given him abandonment issues and anxiety over rejection. This makes him obsessed with control and paranoid over being rejected, leading him to default to acts of domination to force others to choose him.
  • Not Me This Time: He committed many atrocious deeds, but mind-controlling the Mega Monkey (actually Kipo's mother) with a collar full of his pheromones and having it attack Kipo's home is not one of them.
  • Obliviously Evil: Before becoming a villain, he suggested to Lio that he could use his mind control powers to get revenge on the humans who hurt them all. Lio is quick to tell his still-innocent adoptive son that it is wrong to mind control people, even if they're evil.
  • Odd Friendship: Hangs around with Wolf quite a bit in the second half of Season 3. They bond over a respect for Kipo's goals, but feeling she's too naive about redeeming every single person.
  • The Performer King: As shown in his introduction, he plays his own music for his noble court.
  • Pheromones: Thanks to all the experiments done on him, his sweat is a powerful mind-control agent that works on any primate, including humans.
  • Practically Joker: Word of God lists The Joker as an inspiration for Scarlemagne's character.
  • Psycho Supporter: Subverted in Season 3, he teams-up with Wolf because they both view Kipo as a sister. They attempt to assassinate Dr. Emilia to ensure Kipo will be safe from her schemes but ultimately realise that in doing so they'd only undermine Kipo's message of unity between mutes and humans.
  • Psychological Projection: Scarlemagne is a very vengeful individual who takes brutal retribution against any real or perceived slights against him, as such he tends to assume that others are just as vindictive as he is. It's why he gilded The Mod Frogs as a "gift" to Kipo after they attacked her, he also immediately believes that the Mega-Monkey (Song) would want to enslave all of humanity in revenge for being mind-controlled by Dr. Emilia.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After seeing the error of his ways and reconnecting with Kipo and her parents, he sacrifices himself to save Kipo, even calling her his sister.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: He invokes this as a reason why he thinks Kipo's whole effort to redeem him is pointless. He is initially proven right as everyone treats him with scorn and suspicion, but the trope ends up subverted when he is honored with a statue after his death, albeit with his birth name: Hugo Oak.
  • Red Herring: At the beginning of the series, everyone thought that he was the one who mind-controlled the Mega Monkey with a collar full of his pheromones. In Season 2 we learn that it was actually Dr. Emilia's doing.
  • Sadistic Choice: In Season 2, he twists Kipo's request that he give others a chance to choose to follow him into this; first by saying the other Mutes can choose between following him or being drowned in molten gold; and then by "making it up" to Kipo by giving her a choice between their nascent friendship and her father.
  • Sanity Slippage: As shown in "Sympathy for the Mandrill", barely surviving the Burrow collapse, being forced to survive on the surface alone, and finally being pushed away by Lio, left Hugo completely unhinged.
  • Sissy Villain: Is very flamboyant, uses perfume to deliver his mind-control pheromones, and has a very foppish voice and mannerism.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: He uses his pheromones to enslave humans, makes them dress in aristocratic Georgian clothing, dance for him, and work themselves close to death building a city for him. There's a reason Kipo requires him to swear off the use of this ability as part of his rehabilitation.
  • Super Strength: When enraged, he's capable of manhandling Kipo in her partial jaguar form.
  • That Man Is Dead: He does not make it a secret that the innocent mandrill Hugo is a distant memory he would sooner forget than embrace. The end of Season 2 implies that things might be different; indeed, in Season 3 this trope ends up subverted as his last words are a request he be called Hugo once more.
  • Uplifted Animal: While all sentient Mutes technically qualify, Scarlemagne was one of the last non-mutant mandrills, given intelligence by a mutagen designed to mimic the effects of whatever mutated the surface creatures.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Was once a well-mannered little mandrill called Hugo who enjoyed playing the piano, reading books, and wanted to be The Good King.
    Kipo: "I doubt this is what Hugo wanted."
    Scarlemagne: "All he wanted was a hug and his stupid star blanket. When I'm crowned emperor, that pathetic wretch Hugo dies."
  • Villainous Breakdown: He totally loses it when his coronation goes awry, to the point of trying to kill everyone with molten gold. He's shocked when Kipo risks losing her humanity to save everyone, even him, though ironically this action is what gets her to dismiss his redemption as a lost cause.
  • Visionary Villain: He wants to form mind-controlled humans into an army to conquer the city, rebuild it into a utopian society, and put humans on the very bottom of its Fantastic Caste System. This turns out to be a corruption of his original goal, which was to build a kingdom on the surface where humans would not have to be afraid anymore.
  • Wicked Cultured: He adores classical music and is quite the pianist.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Subverted in Season 3. Kipo's numerous attempts to rehabilitate him initially all result in him smashing people's things before attempting to escape. When he finally holds a child, he initially scares them... but then he ends up playing with them.

    Gerard 

Gerard

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker Click to see other languages 

An orangutan mute.


  • Back for the Finale: He can be seen in the epilogue walking across Las Vistas in his goth attire, which implies he and the rest of the primates are now back to their old customs.
  • The Brute: He's one of the largest members of Scarlemagne's court, who usually works as his enforcer.
  • Butt-Monkey: Scarlemagne outright admits that he enjoys torturing Gerard specifically.
  • Demoted to Dragon: He used to be the leader of the Goth Apes before Hugo wandered into their mall and eventually usurped him during his Start of Darkness.
  • Emo Teen: He and his underlings dressed this way before Scarlemagne turned them into a Baroque-era court.
  • Large and in Charge: As an orangutan that serves as the former leader of the Goth Apes, he qualifies.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Given his past as the leader of an emo-themed primate group, he's probably named after Gerard Way.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He only works for Scarlemagne because the mad monkey forces him to.
  • Those Two Guys: Often appears as Scarlemagne's emissary alongside Le Mieux.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are extremely tiny compared to his massive arms. This is probably why he sometimes supports his weight with his arms.
  • Uniformity Exception: He is the only orangutan who wears makeup. The rest of them wear Domino Masks.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's a lot about his past that gives away some key expository elements.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: His attempts at Smart People Speak the Queen's English come off this way, being visibly unaccustomed to it.

    Le Mieux 

Le Mieux

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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A tarsier mute who accompanies Gerard.


  • Co-Dragons: She and Gerard serve as Scarlemagne's emissaries, and are the most frequently seen of his non-human minions.
  • Emo Teen: She was originally a member of the Goth Apes before Hugo usurped them.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Despite claiming she has great eyesight, she fails to find Wolf, Dave, and Mandu, who were in the same area she and Gerard were scouting in.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": "Le Mieux" is pronounced like "lemur", which tarsiers are closely related to and often mistaken for.
  • Non-Answer: When Scarlemagne paints a detailed portrait of himself, he asks her to comment on how grand he looks. Not knowing whether to refer to the painting or Scarlemagne, she responds by saying “he” looks good.
  • Oh, Crap!: In Season 2 Episode 3, she has a moment of panic as Kipo — partially transformed into her humanoid jaguar form — levels a Death Glare at her and prepares to pounce.
  • Those Two Guys: She often accompanies Gerard on missions from Scarlemagne.
  • Uniformity Exception: Le Mieux is the only tarsier with green eyes. All the other tarsiers associated with Scarlemagne’s Nobles have yellow eyes.

    Francis 

Francis

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Voiced by: Scott Porter

A human who is a part of Scarlemagne’s human army mind-controlled against their will to serve him.


  • And I Must Scream: Having his every action being controlled by a mentally unstable mute has clearly left a mark on this man’s sanity.
  • Broken Smile: He is forced to keep an exaggerated smile while dancing for Scarlemagne.
  • Broken Tears: Tears are shown running from his eyes to show just how uncomfortable he is having his body controlled.
  • Involuntary Dance: To show off how much control his pheromones have on people, Scarlemagne forces Francis to dance the can-can.
  • Made a Slave: He is one of many human slaves forced to dance and work for Scarlemagne.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: ‘Francis’ is not this person’s real name, but a nickname given by Scarlemagne.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Even though he is freed from Scarlemagne’s control by the Season 2 finale, he is never seen with the people that sided with Kipo or the people who sided with Emilia.

Timbercats

    As a Group 
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  • Animal Stereotypes: They're talking cats who live in a town of trees carved into giant cat trees, swing across these trees on giant yarn balls, are easily distracted by small moving objects, and are facing a major crisis because their leader got stuck in a tree while chasing a giant butterfly.
  • Cat Folk: They're mutant, humanoid felines who behave in stereotypical cat mannerisms.
  • Instrumental Weapon: Their axes double as banjos.
  • Recurring Extra: There are some notable cats that show up among the Timbercat ranks from time to time.
    • There is a large muscular Timbercat dressed in a red plaid shirt.
    • A fat tabby with a unique stripe pattern shows up a few times.
    • There is also a naked cat who had all their hair shaven off by Benson and Dave named Dusty.
  • Strange Salute: The Timbercats raise their axes whenever they show their respects to someone.
  • Treetop Town: They live in a town built directly into the trunks of sequoia-like trees, carved to resemble giant cat trees. Travel between different trees is done by swiping from giant yarn balls.
  • Unmoving Plaid: Their shirts are very deliberately animated so that their plaid pattern removes entirely static and unchanging while the shirts move — the grid appears to "scroll" across them when the cats move around, and is passes unbroken across their sleeves when these are in front of their bodies.

    Yumyan Hammerpaw 

Yumyan Hammerpaw

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Voiced by: Steve Blum (English) Click to see other languages 

"YUMYAN OWNS YOU ALL!"

The Lord of the Timbercats, a strong-willed and adored leader that vanished when the village was attacked by a Mega-mute.


  • 10-Minute Retirement: After a talk with Kipo about how the Timbercats still need him, he is convinced to return to his people after temporarily leaving them.
  • Almost Dead Guy: A Death of Personality variant. When we see other mutes get hit with cure darts later on, they turn into regular animals in mere seconds. For Yumyan, it takes a few minutes for the effects of the dart to kick in so he can say goodbye to Kipo.
  • Animal Facial Hair: He has a big mustache.
  • Battle Cry: "YUMYAN OWNS YOU ALL", which is something he has been trying to make work.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Yumyan has thick bushy eyebrows.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Under his prickily exterior, Yumyan turns out to be a very emotional and sensitive guy. He even breaks down sobbing when he hears that the parents of the three human kids from Kipo's burrow were kidnapped by Scarlemagne and instantly promises to take care of them for as long as they need simply because they're friends of Kipo's.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Zig Zagged. He seems a little unhinged, having spent three days chasing a giant butterfly he names "Charles" because he thinks the soul of the scratching tree has passed into it. However, he's also sane enough to run from a fight he can't win and without his leadership the other Timbercats would be lost.
  • Death of Personality: Is cured by Emilia, returning him to a normal cat.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he believes they're all going to die in the Season 2 finale, he tells the Timbercats It Has Been an Honor and they solemnly stomp their axes.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Didn't notice Asher and Dahlia were hiding in his tail fur, Molly starts to comment on it when Troy pops out of her tail fur and she rescinds her question.
  • Friend to All Children: In Season 3, he is shown to be very playful around kids, including mute children who aren’t Timbercats.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Yumyan’s pet is a non-anthropomorphic flea-mute named Pierre who is big enough for him to ride on.
  • Instrumental Weapon: His axe doubles as a guitar, for which he was known to play very well.
  • Large and in Charge: Notably bigger than the other Timbercats, and their beloved leader.
  • The Leader: The leader of the Timbercats, and seems extremely reliable and loved by all of his subjects, who look up to him to the level of almost worship.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Season 3 sees Yumyan expanding the range of things he does in third person, including "Yumyan babysits you all" and "Yumyan loans you yarn".
  • Meaningful Name: Name rhymes with that of another large lumberjack.
  • Mega Neko: He and his fellow Timbercats are the size of grizzly bears.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: Although all the Timbercats are lumberjacks, Yumyan is especially revered for being the best of them all. They even made an entire song bragging about how tough he is.
  • Moment of Weakness: When the Mega Mute that took the Scratching Tree appeared, Yumyan was so terrified he ran up a tree past the canopy. He spent all the time since then atop a tree, hunting a butterfly.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: According to the song the Timbercats sing about him, luncheon meat is his favorite food.
  • Universally Beloved Leader: All the Timbercats love Yumyan and are completely devoted to him.

    Molly Yarnchopper 

Molly Yarnchopper

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Voiced by: Lea Delaria (English) Click to see other languages 

"This human keeps talking to us... why is she doing that?"

A Timbercat. She is a sort of replacement leader when Yumyan vanishes.


  • Dual Wielding: Molly normally carries two axes with her.
  • Eating Solves Everything: Discussed; She actually considers eating Kipo and her friends before Ruffles suggests bringing them over to Scarlemagne.
  • Girls With Mustaches: The long fur on her chin resembles a beard, befitting her tough lumberjack image.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": "Molly" is a term for a female cat, which she is.
  • Number Two: She is mostly seen by her leader’s side and calls the shots when he is not around.
  • Not So Above It All: She is a lot more stern than the other Timbercats, yet not even she is immune to her feline instincts. For example, she responds to Dave when he says "Ming, Ming, Ming" and walks into the square boxes he draws on the ground.
  • Only Sane Man: Is fairly sensible, especially compared to her fellows and tends to keep her boss's ego in check.
  • Rank Up: After Yumyan gets turned into an ordinary cat, Molly becomes the leader of the Timbercats and does most of the talking for the faction.
  • Sucksessor: Downplayed, Molly tries to be a good leader but she isn't able to keep the Timbercats in line through sheer willpower like Yumyan. Any time she tries to act as leader leads to huge all out brawls.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She is furious at Kipo's Phram proposal, since it would involve her making peace with and working with the humans who cured Yumyam.

    Shoelace McCutty 

Shoelace McCutty

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Voiced by: Justine Huxley Click to see other languages 

A young Timbercat who adores Yumyan.


  • All There in the Script: Her name is only revealed in the credits.
  • Attention Deficit... Oh, Shiny!: After stressing over the fact Yumyan may be lost in the tree canopies, she immediately gets distracted when Molly Yarnchopper holds a string in front of her face.
  • Break the Cutie: When Yumyan is cured, she can be seen with a devastated look on her face and is visibly depressed throughout most of the episode.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: She’s a cat, but she always has these eyes.

    Ruffles 

Ruffles

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Voiced by: Matt Lowe (English) Click to see other languages 

A stern Timbercat who acts as a co-leader to Molly when Yumyan is gone.


  • Bit Character: He does not have a huge role, but stands out from the crowd of other Timbercats thanks to his distinct design and his role in "Real Cats Wear Plaid", where he is quite vocal over what to do when Yumyan is seemingly gone forever and talks his feelings out with Molly.
  • Bring It: When Molly decides the cats should fight to settle whether to eat the humans or bat them around, Ruffles yells "Caterbrawl!" before he and Molly tackle each other. Fighting amongst the other cats ensues.
  • Commander Contrarian: A good chunk of his lines are spent arguing with Molly Yarnchopper.
  • What Would X Do?: Ruffles states if Yumyan weren’t cured, he would want Kipo and the mutes to fight off Emilia and the burrow people to keep them away from Timbercat Village.

    Snugglemuffin 

Snugglemuffin

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Voiced by: Juliet Donenfield (English) Click to see other languages 

A Timbercat kitten who loves to play.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Snugglemuffin has an androgynous design and is not referred to as a boy or girl.
  • Children Are Innocent: Snugglemuffin playing with other mute children highlights how mute children are not born hostile and that everyone can get along when they do not put up barriers.
  • Cute Kitten: Snugglemuffin is an adorable young kitten.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Snugglemuffin has bright blue eyes.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Snugglemuffin has no problem playing with kids hailing from the Umlaut Snäkes, Humming Bombers, or Newton Wolves.
  • Morality Pet: Snugglemuffin becomes one to Scarlemagne. Refusing to hurt the young kitten proves to Kipo that Scarlemagne does have a soft side, which means there is a part of him capable of redemption.

Mod Frogs

     As a Group 
A group of frog mutes in suits who fashion themselves like a mafia organization.
  • Amphibian Assault: They are tough frog mutes who act as notable antagonists for Kipo’s group early in the series.
  • Animal Facial Hair: All male Mod Frogs have thin pencil mustaches.
  • Frog Men: They are all anthropomorphic frogs.
  • Predator-Prey Friendship: Downplayed; the Mod Frogs have several fly mute servants working for them. While the flies are not prey for the frogs, they only seem to serve a role of servitude to the amphibians.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After their leader and her two top-ranking goons get gilded into gold, what become of the group is never addressed in the story. The only Mod Frogs (besides Jamack) we see after the death of their leader are fangirls at the Narhartz concert. There are also some tadpoles seen in the finale, but there are oddly no adult Mod Frogs accompanying them.

    Jamack 

Jamack

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Voiced by: Jake Green (English) Click to see other languages 

A high-level Mod frog. Initially, he came in contact with Kipo and Wolf when they wandered into his office to use the telescope he had setup. Unfortunately, he realized very quickly that Kipo was from a burrow based on her behavior as well as how valuable that could be to the right person. Jamack spent most of season one hunting Kipo in hopes of turning her over to his boss for a massive reward.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Compared to the original comic, let's just say that you certainly would never see the Netflix version of Jamack passive-aggressively ask his fellow Mod Frogs to make a crying baby Dave "shut up" while holding out a spiked baseball bat, or let alone stand by and watch it almost happen when Kwat does take the bat. Even another Mod Frog took a moment to pause and ask if that was a good idea, only to get this response:
  • Affably Evil: A member of the Mod Frogs, and so does his best to maintain a professional stature with those he deals with, both ally and enemy. Most of the time, he prefers bargaining as opposed to violence.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Has a knack for this, which is arguably how he clawed his way to be a Mod Frog subdivision leader in the first place. He quickly deduces that Kipo is from a burrow judging by her Fish out of Temporal Water tendencies, learns to replicate the tricks that the humans have employed against him, and also notices that Kipo isn't as human as she was simply by realizing that she can see in the dark.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Jamack is a very competent Mod Frog who has come the closest out of any frog to catching Kipo. He is also always wearing his snazzy suit, even after being disbanded from his faction.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The short one of the trio with his other fellow Mod Frogs, Kwat (Big) and Harris (thin). Jamack acts as their leader, at least until he's put into exile.
  • Blatant Lies: When he shows up in season two stuck working as a dishwasher in a restaurant and goes out of his way to save Kipo again, he claims that it's just because if she dies it means all the suffering he'd gone through after saving her in season one would have been for nothing. Absolutely nobody believes him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jamack suffers a lot throughout the series, starting with getting fly tackled by Wolf, having his shirt inked on, getting bitten by Mandu, stabbed in the forehead by a deathstalker tail, having his tongue bitten by Benson, and this is all before his Humiliation Conga.
    Jamack: Of course. Another cruel joke from the universe.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He just can't understand why Kipo is consistently so nice to him, given the mute-eat-mute environment of the surface.
  • The Exile: Jamack becomes exiled from his home after losing Kipo and the other humans.
  • Face Your Fears: When Kipo is getting beaten by Mega Walrus Emilia, Jamack rides a Mega Bunny to come to her aid while admitting how much he hates doing something this crazy. In the Distant Finale, Jamack is later seen riding a Mega Bunny like a bus driver, further cementing he has now gotten over his fear of Mega Bunnies.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: After Kipo saves him from being eaten by the Newton Wolves, he catches her to sell her to Scarlemenge. Ultimately averted, though, as her continued empathy and respect causes him to change his mind.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Kipo saves him from the Newton Wolves, he still plans on turning her over to Scarlemagne. It's ultimately Kipo's all loving personality that convinces him to let her go.
  • Humiliation Conga: We see that after he manages to escape from the megabunny mama, he goes back home only to be thrown out by the other mod frogs, wanders into the wilderness, rained on by the weather, is pooped on by a giant pigeon, and finally gets captured by Newton Wolves to be dessert.
  • Innate Night Vision: Being a frog, this is natural to him. He, however, realizes that it is definitely not natural for Kipo.
  • In a Single Bound: Just another one of the natural talents an anthropomorphic frog can have.
  • Insignia Rip-Off Ritual: When he's thrown out of the Mod Frogs for failing to capture Kipo, his tie is cut in half.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: In Season 2, Jamack insists the reason he's fighting alongside Kipo isn't because he cares about her, but because if she's captured or killed everything he sacrificed would go to waste.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Jamack doesn't use weapons like his coworkers, instead relying 100% on his own physical prowess and his tongue that can be used to both slam into targets and grapple onto surfaces for mobility.
  • My Favorite Shirt: He's very protective of his snazzy suit, and he freaks out if something threatens to ruin it, such as when Wolf sprays ink all over his shirt. When he gets captured and nearly eaten by a megabunny, his only concern is that his suit will get wrinkled, and the leader of the Mod Frogs officiates his termination by cutting off his tie. T'would appear men's fashion is Serious Business to the Mod Frogs.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Jamack went unnamed in the original webcomic.
  • Noble Demon: Jamack is selfish and pragmatic with his actions, but he is also very civil about it and doesn't apply any excessive force in his methods towards achieving them. He also does ultimately express gratitude when he's shown it.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: He is a frog after all. He uses his tongue to snatch people and swing around with.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He — like the other Mod Frogs — is dressed very elegantly, like a classic mobster.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Jamack seems to feel this way. He loses this mindset by Season 3, being one of the few mutes who was unquestionably for Kipo's Prahm idea.
    Kipo: I’m not afraid of Scarlemagne. Me and my friends are a pack. We’ll find my people before he does.
    Jamack: Oh ho ho! Yippee! I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you had The Power of Friendship on your side! Ha ha ha… Your pack? They’ll abandon you at your most vulnerable. Just like my pack abandoned me…
  • Smug Snake: While Jamack is quite formidable, especially with allies, he does overestimate his own smarts and abilities a little bit too much, and vastly underestimates the resourcefulness of Kipo and her friends. This is ultimately what gets him exiled in the first place, and is what triggers his Character Development towards humility.
  • Starter Villain: The main antagonist for the first part of season 1. While certainly a threat he pales in comparison to some of the other mutes running around on the surface.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: After the main characters are surrounded by the Newton Wolves, the Scooter Skunks, the Mod Frogs, and the Hummingbombers, he slaps Mega Bunny fur on each of them, then rescues the heroes when the Mega Bunny Mother comes. This is especially impressive given that he'd previously been shown to reduced to gibbering in terror at the mere sight of a Mega Bunny.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In Season Two, after saving Kipo again, he winds up getting hired by the TheaOtters so that they can make a play about how he single-handedly beat four mute gangs with a Mega Bunny, finally getting the respect and big reward he'd been craving. Kipo eagerly offers him a chance to join her team as an official member, but he bluntly refuses.
  • Token Minority: Once he works for the TheaOtters, he is the only non-otter in the group.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By Season Three he's become a much nicer person who shows open appreciation and friendship for others, especially Kipo. Notably, when the rest of the cast turn on and abandon Kipo after she reveals her P.R.A.H.M. plan, Jamack's one of the only two (the other being Scarlemagne) who sticks with her.
  • Trauma Button: When trapped in a Mega Bunny warren, he begins to have a panic attack.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's developed this for Kipo by the time of season 3; When he and several other Mutes are being held captive by Dr. Emilia, he has the utmost faith that Kipo will come and save them.
  • Villain Respect: He's both impressed and pissed off by how the humans he's after constantly outsmart him with their tricks (such as making up explosion berries and using the mega bunny as a distraction). Enough so that he eventually starts to pick up those tricks himself.

    Harris and Kwat 

Harris and Kwat

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Harris voiced by: Ian Harding (English) Click to see other languages 
Kwat voiced by: Grey DeLisle

Two Mod Frog goons that accompany Jamack. Later when he is kicked out of his group, they accompany Mrs. Sartori.


  • Batter Up!: Harris uses a bat with nails in it as his weapon of choice.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: With Kwat and Harris filling the Fat and Skinny roles, they initially form this trio with Jamack up until his banishment, switching him out with their short boss, Mrs. Satori.
  • Butt-Monkey: Harris is second to Jamack when it comes to the universe finding ways to humiliating him. He has a tendency to be the recipient of unfortunate situations and screaming or yelping all the way through them, first starting with him getting whacked by a Stalky-wielding Mandu, crashing into some trees alongside Kwat, and even getting flung into the sky spinning like a cartwheel at one point.
  • Epic Flail: Kwat's weapon of choice. While she brings it out when Kipo and Wolf were first captured by the Mod Frogs, we don't actually see her use it in a fight until Season 2.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: They and Sartori are gilded in molten gold by Scarlemagne for attacking Kipo.
  • Gender Flip: In the original comic, Kwat was just your standard male Mod Frog with a scar over one eye (a trait that all Mod Frogs shared in the comic). In the show, she's not only female, but also stands as the Mod Frogs' largest and tallest member, while her male counterpart was just average height.
  • Green and Mean: Harris and Kwat are both thugs who have no moral repercussions for what they do. They even make fun of Jamack when they cross paths with him after he was recently kicked out of the Mod Frogs.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: When they were working with Jamack, both Kwat and Harris never really showed off any conflicting feelings towards Jamack and followed his orders without much questions. When Kwat and Harris come across Jamack again after being kicked out of the Mod Frogs a few days ago, they make fun of his cut tie and laugh at how he is “buddies” with the burrow girl. Harris even gets to say that Jamack was a loser ever since he was a kid.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: While not as short as Jamack or Mrs. Sartori, Harris is thinner than Kwat and much shorter than her.

    Mrs. Sartori 

Mrs. Sartori

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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle (English) Click to see other languages 

The leader of the Mod Frogs.


  • All There in the Script: Her name is only mentioned in the credits and subtitles.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: She replaces Jamack as the shortest member of the trio, with Harris and Kwat filling out the thin and big roles respectively.
  • Clint Squint: Her default expression has her squinting her eyes.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: She and the other Mod Frogs are gilded in molten gold by Scarlemagne for attacking Kipo.
  • Dominance Through Furniture: She often stands on fly mute servants to appear taller than she is.
  • Gag Lips: She has very thick lips.
  • Mean Boss: Downplayed; While Mrs. Sartori did kick Jamack out of the Mod Frogs for something that wasn’t entirely his fault, he still brought the girl who attracted the Mega Bunny to Mod Frog territory. Not only did the Mega Bunny completely destroy their territory (and scare off their tadpoles), but the burrow girl that would have made them rich got away. With this in mind, Mrs. Sartori comes across as more strict than unreasonable. Otherwise, she doesn’t treat her underlings that badly. She even congratulates Jamack for bringing the burrow girl before the Mega Bunny came to wreck the place.
  • Mister Big: Gender-inverted. She stands as the shortest of the Mod Frogs, to the point where she has to stand on a couple of Fly mutes in order to stay at eye level with her underlings.
  • Nerves of Steel: Subverted when the rivalling mute gangs show up for a meeting with Scarlemagne, where she can be seen sweating nervously alongside Harris and Kwat but still maintaining her composure enough to passive-aggressively warn them from trying anything:
    Mrs. Sartori: "Scarlemagne better hurry. Just 'cause we're here, doesn't mean we have to play nice."

Other Mutants

     Cotton 

Cotton

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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle (English) Click to see other languages 

The territorial leader of the Umlaut Snäkes, a group of snake mute rock-stars who inhabit Cactus Town. She is a snake who loves rock music and has a strong rivalry with Yumyan Hammerpaw.


  • Animal Species Accent: She has a very husky voice that has a small rasp to it, which fits for a snake like her.
  • Blood Knight: Cotton actually enjoys fighting other mutes and admits she never backs down from a fight.
  • Commonality Connection: She eventually develops a friendship with Yumyan in Season 3 when they both realize they love to play their instruments and sing out loud.
  • The Lad-ette: She has no obvious feminine traits and enjoys fighting, partying, and rocking out.
  • Loud of War: She uses guitar solos played through a massive set of amps to blast other mutes that enter her territory uninvited. Unfortunately for her, humans have less sensitive hearing than mutes and thus Scarlemagne's mind-controlled human army is able to fight through the noise.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: She resembles a cottonmouth snake with the patterns of a diamondback rattlesnake.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: She can use her tongue to play the strings on her guitar.
  • No-Sell: She is immune to Deathstalker venom because she has venom flowing through her veins.
  • Prehensile Tail: She uses the tip of her tail to position her guitar when she plays. Being a snake, she can also wrap her tail around people to grab them.
  • The Rival: To Yumyan Hammerpaw. The two of them are implied to have had a history and are quite on edge when they come across each other in Cactus Town.
  • The Rock Star: She is a very passionate rock musician who carries her guitar almost everywhere.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She was seconds away from EATING Kipo in her first appearance just because she was a human. She decides to spare the life of Kipo and her friends because it just so happens Kipo can play a mean guitar solo.

    Camille 

Camille

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Voiced by: Joan Jett (debut), Grey DeLisle (Season 3) (English)Click to see other languages 

Another Umlaut Snäke from the desert outside the city. Like all snakes she has a rivalry with the Timbercats and a love for rock music. She is almost always by Cotton’s side.


  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Subverted; while she seems hostile when she first meets Kipo, she is actually revealed to be quite laid-back after Kipo gets on her good side.
  • Death of Personality: She is hit by a cure dart in Season Three, and turned into a normal snake.
  • G-Rated Stoner: She possesses tired eyes and speaks in a slow, spaced-out manner. The "venom flowing through her veins" is brought up more than once.
  • No-Sell: She's one of the few individuals in the show thus far to be unaffected by Deathstalker venom, which she says is because Umlaut Snäke already have massive amounts of venom flowing through their veins.
  • Not a Morning Person: The reason she's so hostile is because she's hung over from partying all night.
  • The Rock Star: She and her pack are this to a T. One of the reason why they bonded with Kipo was due to her being a musician. Helps that she is voiced by real-life rock star Joan Jett.

    Billions and Billions 

Billions and Billions

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Good Billions voiced by: John Hodgman
Bad Billions voiced by: GZA (Season 1), Guy Lockard (Season 3)

"Let knowledge be our prey."

A pair of cosmically-curious wolves. They're the alphas of the pack of Newton Wolves that live in the observatory.


  • Actor Allusion: One of the Billions is voiced by GZA, who is a rapper who incorporates scientific notes into his lyrics. The other is John Hodgman, most famously the PC of the "I'm a Mac/PC" commercials, who comes off as a stereotypical nerd.
  • Affably Evil: Good Billions. He is the one who emphasizes "let knowledge be our prey" and calls for civilized behavior, especially with intelligent people. Just make sure he's never hungry.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Of all the mute the gangs they look the least threatening, being called "geeks" several times. They still come close to killing Kipo and the rest at least twice.
  • Death of Personality: Bad Billions takes a dart filled with the mute cure, causing him to devolve into a normal wolf, truly a Fate Worse than Death for someone who prided themselves of their scientific mind.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Good Billions may casually sign on to eating people, but he's disgusted at the idea of someone wearing his species' skin. Bad Billions considers Emilia’s quest to devolve all mutes an insult to all scientists.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Bad Billions outwardly seems the more rough of the two, sporting a deeper voice, darker colors, and more aggressive behavior. He still ends up sacrificing himself to protect his brother.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: They act true to their names, with Good Billions being more soft spoken, friendly and polite, while Bad Billions has a deeper voice and is noticeably more bloodthirsty. Case in point: Bad wanted to kill Kipo and co. the moment he saw them, while Good stressed they are civilized and let them explain why they were there. Of course, Good Billions is just as open to killing and eating people.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As of the events of Season 3, Bad Billions sacrificed himself to save his brother, while Good Billions and the other Newton Wolves are now allies to Kipo and H.M.U.F.A. Good Billions is even seen in the Distant Finale as a teacher for human and mute children.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: In-universe. In The Ballad of Brunchington Beach, their attempt to sell Kipo's group out to Scarlemagne and hunt Wolf for dessert is instead remembered by the wider mute community as Kipo's Group feigning friendship with the Newton Wolves to lead a brutal raid on their observatory.
  • One-Steve Limit: They're both named Billions. The designations "Good" and "Bad" Billions is never used in the show itself, but is All There in the Manual.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Good Billions acts a lot calmer than Bad Billions, who is more openly aggressive.
  • Savage Wolves: They are leaders of one of the main Mute gangs, and work for Scarlamagne.
  • Security Cling: Good Billions jumps into his brother's arms after being scared by a balloon popping.
  • Shout-Out: To Carl Sagan's catchphrase, "Billions and billions [...]". They even dress like Carl Sagan too.
  • Sibling Team: Good Billions refers to Bad Billions as "brother," meaning that they are siblings and co-alphas of their pack.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Good Billions is intellectually gifted and wears glasses.
  • Taking the Bullet: Bad Billions takes a Cure-Dart meant for Good Billions, which causes him to be cured into a normal wolf in his place.

    Amy and Brad 

Amy and Brad

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Voiced by: Avrielle Corti (Amy), Ace Gibson (Brad)

A pair of mute Rats who run, co-own and operate the surface's only amusement park.


  • Break the Cutie: Amy and Brad are resilient and eternally optimistic. Even losing Ratland isn't enough to keep them down for long. So in Season 3, when Brad is hit with a Cure-Dart it is especially jarring to see Amy take her friend's loss so harshly. She even tells Kipo that she no longer believes safe co-exisistence between mutes and humans is possible.
  • Category Traitor: Scarlemagne considers them traitors to mutes for creating a safe haven for humans.
  • Death of Personality: Happens to Brad when he is injected with Dr. Emilia's cure in Season 3. Poor Amy is completely heartbroken.
  • Defends Against Their Own Kind: Keep their human visitors safe from hostile mutes and help Kipo and Benson escape the flamingo riders.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Continue the customs and traditions of the human age such as selling tickets, driving and having customers fill out surveys.
  • Lives in a Van: After they lose Ratland, their van becomes their home.
  • Make an Example of Them: Scarlemagne tears Ratland apart for spare parts and drops explosive nectar on them to dissuade any other mutes from siding with the humans he's hunting.
  • Nice Girl: Amy and Brad (who counts as a Nice Guy) are perhaps the friendliest mutes that Kipo encounters. Even after Scarlemagne destroys their home for helping humans, they're willing to give Kipo's Group a ride minutes later.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Amy and Brad are consistently shown to be helpful to anyone they find, even if they're human. Befriending Emilia's brother ultimately results in Emilia murdering him, and eventually, Brad's own death at the hands of Emilia and her Mute cure.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Amy is mostly white with a few gray spots while Brad is dark gray.
  • The Pollyanna: Amy and Brad still try their best to stay optimistic after their amusement park is destroyed by Scarlemagne. This dials down in Season 3 where Amy can’t find anything positive to say about the cured Yumyan, and almost loses hope when Brad is cured as well.
  • Rat Men: They are both giant rats who wear clothes and drive a van.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Amy almost gives up on believing in a future where humans and mutes live side by side after the humans cured several mutes, including her best friend. However, when she sees that all the humans were willing to protect the mutes from the cure fireworks at the P.R.A.H.M. party, she immediately has her faith restored.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Years before the start of the series, they befriended Liam, Dr. Emilia’s brother, and their kindness inspired him to come back in the burrow to end the Anti-Mute propaganda, while in return they plan to open Ratland to humans. But his sister killed him in response and then blamed his death on the Mutes.
  • Stock Animal Diet: They are rat mutes who are very fond of cheese.

    Fitness Raccoons 

Fitness Raccoons

Voiced by: Betsy Sodaro (Label), David Neher (Tongue Depressor), Taylor Louderman (Carton)

A group of raccoon mutes dressed in 1980s aerobics outfits who are obsessed with working out. The most notable members are Label, Tongue Depressor, and Carton.


  • Anime Hair: Most of them have over-the-top, spiky hairstyles. Tongue Depressor is the sole exception because he wears a man bun.
  • The Bus Came Back: The Fitness Raccoons Kipo befriended return in Season 3 after being absent throughout Season 2.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: A giant mute pigeon named Beak-Beak regularly breaks into their home to eat them. The rest of the raccoons believe they can’t do anything about it and just focus on exercising all the time.
  • Death of Personality: Carton was cured into a normal raccoon offscreen.
  • Hot-Blooded: Label is quite passionate about working her muscles. She sometimes starts exercising at random points when she sits still for too long.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Although both the male and female Fitness Raccoons have very human-like physiques, the female raccoons differ from other female mutes by having very human-like proportions. Carton for instance has rather shapely Hartman Hips.
  • Mellow Fellow: Tongue Depressor is very relaxed and never raises his voice.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: All of them have muscular bodies and put them to great use by being very flexible, fast, and strong, as shown when they take part in defeating Beak-Beak.
  • Nice Girl: Carton is a peppy and sweet raccoon. Label is also very outgoing and friendly.
    • All the raccoons in general count because they are some of the few mutes that actually like humans due to seeing 80s exercising posters of their large bodies.
  • No Indoor Voice: Label usually speaks her mind by shouting.
  • Top Heavy Girl: While Label has big, muscular legs, her arms and upper body are even more muscular.

    Tad Mulholland 

Tad Mulholland

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Voiced by: Michael-Leon Wooley (English), Thierry Desroses (French)

A sentient colony of Tardigrades. Carries themself with a mystical air and admits others consider them a guru.


  • But Now I Must Go: Leaves midway through season 3 to avoid the fight against Dr. Emilia, because if he was infected by the Cure he could become a living Cure to other Mutes.
  • Enlightened Antagonist: Downplayed as Tad's lifecycle calls for trapping prey in Dream Land and feeding on their brain energy till it starves to death. When the group rejects his reality though, he does leave.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he first shows up, he makes a face sadistically looking down on the main group before smiling down at them, showing that he has a darker side to him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself as a very friendly guy who is simply trying to release the body from the mind and let people have nice dreams where they have everything they want. However, he's fully aware that they're just going to become food for him, and drops the facade a few times. However season 2 shows that it might not have entirely been a falsehood.
  • Good Feels Good: After his Heel–Face Turn, he admits he likes helping people for real. He even teases about being willing to help people live out their fantasies if they wish.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Season 2 he returns as a helpful ally for Kipo, using his abilities to stall Fun Gus and neutralize Scarlemagne's pheromones.
  • Heel Realization: After his encounter with Kipo's group, he decides to re-evaluate the way he obtains his nutrients.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently, he can bake a great pineapple upside-down cake.
  • Hive Mind: He's made up of thousands if not millions of microscopic tardigrades all working as one living creature.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: He creates sweet dreams where people can spend all their time living the life they always dreamed of.
  • Murder Water: In practice, he comes off as a sort of water elemental. He manipulates water and can even create figures out of water to fight, presumably by using his component waterbears.
  • Nice Guy: After his Heel–Face Turn, he's shown to be a surprisingly helpful and good natured "individual" such as showing genuine sympathy for Song after seeing the effect the transformation had on her and expressing concern for Kipo when she wants to go mega-mute.
  • Obliviously Evil: He legitimately thinks he is doing a kindness by giving the people he eats their very own perfect world before devouring them.
  • Pun-Based Creature: Tardigrades are sometimes nicknamed “water bears”. Mulholland is literally made out of water.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves the show midway through season 3 as getting infected by the cure would be incredibly dangerous, causing it to spread through the whole water system of the region.
  • Redemption Demotion: As an antagonist, his dreams apparently have never been broken before; as an ally, it takes Fun Gus only a few minutes to break free.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: In “Fun Gus: Part I” he claims he is a changed Mute and even offers his help if Kipo and her friends need so, but the latter, for understandable reasons reject him, thinking it is a trick to mind trapping them again. They grow out of it in “Fun Gus: Part II” as he proves to them that he really has become their ally by helping them to escape from Fun Gus.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After finding out that Dr Emilia is planning to wage war on mutes with a cure that reverts them to their original, non-mutant forms and minds, he departs. He tells Kipo that he's (fairly reasonably) worried that due to his physiology, if he were hit with the Cure, he'd turn into a living Cure plague that would rapidly spread to all mutes, which he thinks is too dangerous a thing to chance.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to the David Lynch movie Mulholland Dr., a surreal Mind Screw featuring the interplay of dreams and reality.
  • Sizeshifter: He can change his size at will due to not having a solid form.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's never seen or mentioned again after he leaves in Season 3, even after the Time Skip.
  • The Worm That Walks: He's the conglomerate will of countless Mute tardigrades working as a single unit.

    Fun Gus 

Fun Gus

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Voiced by: Jack Stanton

A bizarre and sentient fungus living in an abandoned burrow, with the personality of a child.


  • And Call Him "George": Gus just wants someone to play with him... and the bones of his former playmates can be spotted encrusted by fungus.
  • Back for the Finale: Fun Gus makes a brief cameo in "Hidden Treasures" being given a P.R.A.H.M. invitation by Troy and promptly attacking him. In the final episode, he unwittingly saves Emilia after she falls into the wreckage of her old Burrow, but keeps her captive as his "forever friend".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: At first, he seems to be a very chipper and upbeat mute that only wants to be loved. But once you realize just how obsessive he is and try to establish some boundaries, he will go balastic.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He is a self-centered toddler who can have quite a temper when things don’t go his way.
  • Combat Tentacles: Fun Gus can form long strong tentacles to grab things with.
  • Cute Slime Mook: Definitely looks like one. But, not when he is angry.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Even for the world of Kipo, Gus is completely out there. How he came into existence or took over Kipo's birth burrow is never explained.
  • Enfant Terrible: With the usual wild temperament of a 6-year-old and being a building-covering, shape-shifting fungus, Gus soon proves to be very dangerous.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: While Kipo finds Fun Gus adorable at first, he proves himself to not only be uncooperative, but very dangerous. There are even skeletons of several friends buried in his fungus.
  • Foil: To Mulholland. While Mulholland is quite sinister when he first encounters Kipo’s group, he was unaware of how bad he was and proves himself to be a worthy friend. Fun Gus presents himself as a mischievous but innocent child, but turns out to be a very immature person who intentionally harms people who don’t agree with him. Kipo tries her best to be kind to Fun Gus, but is forced to run away from him. Both Fun Gus and Mulholland are also mutes with somewhat supernatural characteristics.
  • Fungus Humongous: A slime-mold-like creature that covers an entire building.
  • Genius Loci: As powerful as Gus is, he's bound to his burrow and cannot leave. For all intents and purposes, he IS the burrow.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Even among Mutes, he's something of an anomaly. Where he came from and how he infested an entire burrow is never explained.
  • Kids Love Dinosaurs: He dreams about dinosaurs in his sleep and even makes a pterodactyl out of paper.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are bright green and have no pupils.
  • Mushroom Man: Well, he is actually a slime mold but he does have a very anthropomorphic build.
  • Punny Name: Fun Gus is a sapient fungus mute. He even spells out the pun in his name to Kipo’s group.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Finally gets his forever friend in Emilia.
  • Vibrant Orange: Fun Gus is an orange fungus mute who is playful but mischievous.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: You really don't. Kipo and her friends learn this the hard way.

    Dubstep Bees 

Dubstep Bees

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Mute bees that dance and communicate in a series of electronic dubstep music sounds.
  • Dominance Through Furniture: Four regular Dubstep Bees carry around their Queen as if they were her flying throne.
  • Four-Legged Insect: All the bees lack the extra pair of limbs real bees have.
  • The Immune: They are the only creatures that can touch Death Ivy without dying.
  • Involuntary Dance: The Queen's venom can make whoever she stings dance uncontrollably until they die. Fortunately, a regular Dubstep Bee sting can neutralize the effects.
  • Large and in Charge: The Queen Bee is bigger than her followers.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Queen Bee’s design is based on the K-Pop star CL.

    Chevre Sisters 

The Chevre Sisters

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Voiced By: Kay Bess (Ida), Chris Anthony Lansdowne (Florabel), Mindy Sterling (Bev)

A trio of reclusive blind cheese-making (and worshiping) goat witches — Ida, Bev, and Florabel — who help train Kipo.


  • Blind Seer: They're a trio of blind goats who make prophecies using a cauldron of cheese they make themselves.
  • Cool Old Lady: They are very sweet and accepting old ladies who have no problem helping Kipo with what she needs. Even when they came across Lio several years ago, they decided to help him with his situation by telling him what he needs to do to keep his daughter’s powers in check.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Wolf is pretty skeptical on how sane three reclusive old goats who talk to cheese are. It turns out not only is the cheese somewhat magical, but they prove beneficial to Kipo understanding her powers.
  • The Ditz: Florabel — the shortest of the sisters — is more than a little ditzy, to the occasional exasperation of the other two.
  • Girls with Moustaches: All three of them have loose fur hanging off their neck that resemble shaggy beards.
  • Granny Classic: Show some aspects of this archetype as they spend most of their time making cheese and are extremely kind and supportive to Kipo. They are also more insightful than they appear.
  • Gratuitous French: Their incantation includes the phrase "chevre fromage", which is French for "goat cheese".
  • Magical Incantation: The Chevre Sisters perform their tyromancy while chanting "feta, gouda, chevre, fromage" over and over.
  • Prophet Eyes: The Chevre Sisters all have milky-white eyes that glow blue when they perform their magic.
  • Seers: Thanks to the cheese, they can foresee the future.
  • Training from Hell: The Chevre Sisters subject Kipo to a parody of this during her "training" by having her assist them in making cheese while they cause mishaps that activate different parts of her jaguar form.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Referenced in the mantra they teach Kipo: "Herbs In, Herbs Out."
  • The Weird Sisters: The Chevre Sisters are a trio of goat witches who perform prophecies using a cauldron of cheese.

    TheaOtters 

TheaOtters

Voiced by: John Lavelle (Puck)

A traveling group of otter mutes who perform plays for the amusement of other mutes. They are lead by their flamboyant manager Puck.


  • Glory Seeker: Puck really wants to find a way to gain recognition across the mute world.
  • Playful Otter: They are friendly otters who love to entertain other mutes with fun musical performances.
  • Pretend Prejudice: They are actually pretty nice towards humans as shown when they interact with Kipo’s group, but they put on plays that portray humans as vile villains because it is what other mutes want to see.
  • Punny Name: The group’s name is a combination of “theatre” and “otter”.
  • Wandering Minstrel: Puck the Otter fits this trope by being a singer who travels across Las Vistas with his group and entertains others.

    Scooter Skunks 

Scooter Skunks

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Voiced by: Grey Griffin (Loretta), Alanna Ubach (Wheels)

A gang of skunk mute bike riders who regularly ride across Las Vistas.


  • All Bikers Are Hell's Angels: While they aren’t evil, they do not tolerate people who get in their way.
  • Amazon Brigade: All the Scooter Skunks are made up of tough biker girls.
  • Death of Personality: Wheels is cured into an ordinary skunk.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When they find out they were harassing the mother of the girl who can turn herself into a giant jaguar, they immediately decide to leave while they can.
  • Smelly Skunk: Naturally, all the skunks are accompanied with their foul stench. Benson in particular expresses his disgust with the smell a few times.
    • They also use their flatulence to power their own vehicles.
  • Tough Spikes and Studs: Loretta, the leader of the Scooter Skunks, has spikes adorning her helmet and spiked cuffs on the ends of her jacket sleeves.

    Humming Bombers 

Humming Bombers

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Voiced by: Matt Lowe (Easy), Alanna Ubach (Boom Boom), Steve Blum (Velvet)

Airborne hummingbird mutes who rule the skies of Las Vistas and carry explosive nectar grenades.


  • All There in the Script: The Humming Bomber leader is named Easy according to the subtitles and credits. Same goes for Velvet.
  • Ambiguously Related: One Humming Bomber kid in Season 3 bears a striking resemblance to Easy. It is unknown if he and this kid are related though.
  • Ax-Crazy: Boom Boom admits that she is crazy.
  • Death of Personality: Easy is the last mute to be cured into a regular animal.
  • Feather Fingers: Their wings also function as hands when they need to grab things.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Velvet, the largest Humming Bomber, is colored inconsistently throughout “Everything is Crabs”. In some scenes, he is colored indigo. In other scenes, he is colored green.
  • Mad Bomber: Boom Boom is very enthusiastic about blowing things up with the nectar grenades.
  • Manly Tears: Easy is reduced to a tearful mess when he thinks Boom-Boom was eaten by the Newton Wolves.
  • Never Bareheaded: Boom Boom is always wearing her pilot helmet.
  • Sanity Slippage: After being held captive and experimented on by Dr. Emilia, Boom Boom becomes even more unhinged, to the point of only being able to say her name.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When things go south, the Humming Bombers are usually the first to leave.
    • When the arena starts filling up with liquid gold in the Season 2 finale, the Humming Bombers are the only mutes who escape by flying away.
    • During the battle between the Mega-Mutes in “Everything is Crabs”, the Humming Bombers and Newton Wolves decide to leave the Timbercats to fend for themselves.
    • Once the cure fireworks go off at the P.R.A.H.M. party in the Season 3 finale, Easy orders his fellow birds to flee the scene. Unfortunately for Easy, doing this allows one of the firework embers to touch his skin, reverting him into a normal hummingbird.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Scarlemagne borrows Easy’s nectar grenades to break into the underground bunker at Site B.
    • In Season 3, Easy and his Humming Bombers arrive at Timbercat Village to alert everyone that Dr. Emilia and her followers are on their way to cure the mutes in the village. This forces Kipo to quickly look for a solution to stop Dr. Emilia from getting into the territory by tomorrow.
  • Toothy Bird: When talking, they are sometimes drawn with teeth in their beaks.

     Hyun-soo and the Narhartz 

Hyun-soo and the Narhartz

Voiced by: Raymond J. Lee (Hyun-soo)

A K-pop band of narwhal mutes who perform concerts for all mutes to watch.


     Geli and Jibralta 

Geli and Jibralta

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Voiced by: Kat Palardy (Geli), Noël Wells (Jibralta)

Two bat mutes who are obsessed with finding aliens. They temporarily cross paths with Benson and Kipo.


  • Agent Mulder: Both of them want to leave the surface world because they believe aliens will one day come to take them to a better place. Because of this, they are obsessed with finding anything that can be linked to aliens. They even believe Dave and Kipo are aliens due to their abilities to change into different bodies.
  • Bat Out of Hell: While they are pretty goofy, they are still giant bat mutes.
  • Mad Eye: Jibralta has one pupil that is smaller than the other, which highlights her craziness.
  • One-Shot Character: Both of them only appear in “Benson and the Beast”. They provide brief conflict when they kidnap Benson because they believe he can communicate with aliens.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Calling them villains is a stretch considering they are more deluded than malicious, but in the context of the episode, they randomly show up to kidnap Benson believing he can bring them aliens and have a short fight with Kipo.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Even though both of them are still batty individuals who believe in aliens, Geli seems to be more sensible compared to her friend Jibralta judging by how she tries to be presentable when breaking into the Human Resistance hideout. Jibralta on the other hand is constantly on edge.
  • Tinfoil Hat: Jibralta wears two tinfoil hats on her ears.
  • The Xenophile: When they see Dave, and later Kipo morph into different bodies, they are awestruck and giddy at the fact that they are seeing “aliens”.

     Treasure Squirrels 

Treasure Squirrels

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Voiced by: Lana McKissack (Kameko), Becky Robinson (Jeanine)

These squirrel mutes love to find treasure and bury it wherever they please. They take joy in looking for their treasures all over again because they immediately forget where they put them.


  • The Ditz: To put it simply....they aren’t the brightest mutes around.
  • The Dividual: Kameko and Jeanine have pretty interchangeable personalities. They are both perky and absent-minded.
  • Fish Eyes: Jeanine’s eyes temporarily point in two different directions.
  • Forgetful Jones: They have really bad memories. They can forget details told directly to them in a matter of SECONDS.
  • Goofy Buckteeth: They are silly squirrel characters with prominent buck teeth.
  • One-Shot Character: They only appear in “Hidden Treasures”.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Both of them wear attire that is completely random. Kameko wears a gray wig with thick glasses, big earrings, and a red poofy business suit. Jeanine on the other hand wears a visor with earrings, a shawl, and a bandanna wrapped around her neck, and a fanny pack.
  • Screwball Squirrel: While Kameko and Jeanine aren’t intentionally trying to annoy people, their excitable attitudes and slippery minds make them quite hard to tolerate. Even Kipo has a hard time keeping a level-head around them.
  • Treasure Hunter: They love hunting for treasure because they can never remember where they last buried it.

    Cappuccino 

Cappuccino

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Voiced By: Karly Rothenberg

A giant blue shrimp who runs Brunchington Beach, which is a cafe for Mutes only. She gives meals in exchange for information, and gives information in exchange for more information.


  • Everyone Has Standards: She hates humans but agrees to help Kipo after she saved her establishment. She also does not appreciate Scarlemagne up and kidnapping mutes and barging into others' territories.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like most other Mutes, Cappuccino hates humans. So much in fact, that if she catches one in Brunchington Beach, she'll feeds them to a giant sea creature behind her cafe. She softens up to Kipo and her friends when they save him from Scarlemagne’s minions.
    • She also states she approves of Scarlemagne’s plan to enslave humanity and have all Mute-kind rule over them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Experiences this after realizing Kipo's crew saved her and her establishment from Scarlemagne's forces even after her anti-human schtick , with her even offering both information and brunch.
  • Knowledge Broker: She deals in information. In fact, she uses it as currency for her cafe.
  • Large and in Charge: Cappuccino is much larger than all the other shrimps who work at her restaurant.
  • Rule of Three: She has three rules in her cafe.
    • 1) Always pay your bill.
    • 2) Bills are paid via information.
    • 3) No humans. (Which Dave conveniently forgot.)
  • Would Hurt a Child: Cappuccino has no problem feeding Kipo, Benson, and Wolf to her pet Mega Leech Harriet simply because they are humans.

     Wolf’s Adoptive Family (UNMARKED SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1

Wolf’s Adoptive Family

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The Parents
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The Children
Voiced by: Grey Griffin (Alpha Mom)
Voiced by: Matt Lowe (Alpha Dad)

A family of wolf mutes who adopted Wolf only to betray her. It consists of an alpha pair and their five children.


  • Adopt the Food: Subverted; They adopted Wolf when she was a little girl and trained her alongside their pups just so they could hunt challenging prey.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is unclear why this particular family of wolves have no association with the Newton Wolves considering most mutes are organized into species based factions.
    • It's revealed through Rad Sechrist and his concept art on a sequel involving Wolf that the Alpha Mom and Dad along with their kids are associated with another society of mute wolves that wear similar clothing and revolve around a wolf empress.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Downplayed; While the Alpha Mom and Dad were cold and distant to Wolf, they still allowed Wolf to train with their pups and gave her enough time to become fit enough for survival. Once it is revealed why they trained Wolf alongside their pups, they make it pretty clear that they only see Wolf as prey.
  • Dude in Distress: Rupert is captured by Dr. Emilia, which forces Margot to go look for help.
  • Kids Are Cruel: The other children (besides Margot) often kept their distance from Wolf just because she was a human. When the Alpha Mom singled Wolf out to be prey, most of the pups smiled at the opportunity and chased her down barring their teeth.
  • Nemean Skinning: Wolf wears the skin of the Alpha Mom after she killed her.
  • No Name Given: Neither parents are given official names. Three of the pups also go unnamed.
    • It's later revealed by Rad Sechrist that the Alpha Dad's real name is Charles.
  • Proper Lady: The Alpha Mom never loses her composure and speaks in a dignified tone.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The Alpha Dad wears a light pink shirt and pink sweater wrapped around his shoulders.
  • School Uniforms are the New Black: All the wolf pups wear school uniforms. Margot and Rupert are even still shown wearing the same uniforms a few years after their mother was killed.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Rupert (the chubby sibling) actually manages to kickstart a few key events in Season 3. When he gets captured by Emilia, Margot is forced to look for Kipo and bring her to Emilia so her brother could be freed. Instead, Margot brings Wolf, Benson and Dave to rescue her brother, who are then held captive by Emilia to lure Kipo into a trap to get her cured. This leads to Kipo, Yumyan and Lio developing a plan to save their friends. If Rupert evaded getting hit with a tranquilizer dart, he and Margot would probably never influence the rest of Season 3.
  • Uncertain Doom: While the Alpha Mom was killed by Wolf, and Margot and Rupert got cured, it is unknown if Wolf killed the Alpha Dad and the other three pups.
    • The Alpha Dad is still alive and missing one ear, according to Rad Sechrist's storyline of the uncreated spinoff 'Wolf', but the other three of their kids are still not confirmed.
  • The Voiceless: Besides a few grunts, growls, and laughs, all the other pups excluding Margot have no dialogue.

Margot

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Voiced by: Victoria Grace, Faith Graham (as a pup)

Wolf's adoptive sister from the pack that raised her. She and Wolf were very close until the pack finally turned on Wolf with Margot hesitatingly following suit.


  • Action Girl: Just as much as Wolf, given they trained together.
  • I Lied: When she reappears in Season Three, she claims to need Wolf's help to save her brother from Deathstalkers... when the start of the episode showed them both getting captured by Dr. Emilia. Unsurprisingly, she was actually leading them into a trap.
  • Censored Child Death: A Death of Personality variant. We don’t see Margot and her brother get hit with cure darts like the other mutes, but the last time we see them, they are ordinary wolves stripped of their sapience.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Downplayed. Margot was raised in the same pack as Wolf, though Wolf was unaware the pack was only training her as a test for the pups. Margot betrayed Wolf, though she later admits she didn’t want to, though it's unknown whether or not she was telling the truth. Later, she tricks Wolf, Benson and Dave into walking into Emilia's trap. She does try to stop them, but it's too late.
  • Death of Personality: After delivering Wolf and Benson as she was told, Emilia lets Margot and her brother free, only to immediately shoot them with the cure. The last time they're seen, they've been reduced to mindless animals.
  • Fair-Weather Friend: Margot was the only wolf in her family who actually had a close relationship with Wolf. Once it was made clear the pack planned to hunt and eat her, Margot reluctantly decided to leave Wolf to fend for herself.
  • Flowers of Femininity: She is first shown to the audience tending to some flowers in Wolf’s flashback and even makes matching flower bracelets for her and Wolf.
  • Forced into Evil: Margot has no malice towards Kipo and is shown to be deeply afraid of Emilia. Nonetheless, Emilia uses her to lure Wolf, Benson, and Dave into a trap for Kipo.
  • Grew a Spine: Subverted; When it looks like Margot is learning from her past mistake by not letting others hold her personal decisions back and telling Wolf, Benson, and Dave what Emilia plans to do with her, Dr. Emilia and her goons surround the group and Margot is rendered powerless once more.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: After reappearing and initially planning to lead Wolf into a trap, Margot reconsiders. However, she is too late and they all end up captured anyway. The last we see of her is her being devolved back into a regular wolf, denying her the chance to reconcile with her sister.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Wolf chews out Margot for abandoning her when she needed her, Margot sadly admits that even though they aren’t sisters anymore, she’s happy that Wolf found good people who deeply care about her.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Margot appears genuinely sorry for betraying Wolf when they were children, attempting to reconnect with her while she brings Wolf and Benson to Emilia. However, she has second thoughts on the matter and decides to warn them. Unfortunately, it's too late and Margot is cured before she can do anything else.
  • Regretful Traitor: Margot feels nothing but shame when she reveals to Wolf the real reason why she wanted her to come to Deathstalker Territory.
  • Token Good Teammate: Though not without her flaws, Margot has more redeemable qualities than the rest of her family.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A truly heartbreaking one when you think about it. Back when they were being raised as sisters, Margot made matching flower bracelets for herself and Wolf. Even after the betrayal, Wolf killing and skinning Margot's mother, and the passage of years, she still wears it.
  • Walking Spoiler: It is not easy to talk about Margot without talking about a few key details involving her in Season 1 and Season 3.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Margot only properly shows up in two episodes, being cured by Emilia before we get to see much of her.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After being cured she disappears from the story entirely and is never mentioned again. Even before that, after being captured Wolf and co. don't mention her ever again, despite the role she played and the last second attempt to save them.
  • You Killed My Father: Averted. When she returns, she doesn't even acknowledge Wolf killed her mother (and possibly the rest of the pack), nor the fact Wolf is wearing her mother's skin. She just needs Wolf to get her brother back. It's actually implied that Margot realizes/believes that Wolf was fully justified in what she did to her mother as when Wolf says "we were raised by the same monster", her only response is to look away guiltily.

The Human Resistance (UNMARKED SPOILERS)

    Dr. Emilia 

Dr. Emilia

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Voiced By: Amy Landecker

A human scientist who is fighting for humans to regain control of the surface from Mutes.


  • Abusive Parents: Her father was as, if not, even more fanatical than she is, seemingly incapable of any praise that didn't meet the objective of taking back the surface. It's clear where she gets it from.
  • Badass Bookworm: An intelligent biologist who knows her way around a crossbow and rivals Wolf in polearm proficency.
  • Bad Boss: She treats her subordinates poorly. Despite relying on Greta to cure her Mega Walrus form after she killed Kipo, she still called Greta an "idiot".
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: After she finds out Hugo can make mind-control pheromones, she forces him to run on a treadmill until he's exhausted for weeks.
  • Bait-and-Switch Character Intro: She is seen at the end of the first episode of Season 2 looking at Ratland burning to the ground and declaring Scarlemagne had to be stopped. While she seems like a potential ally at first and did want to stop Scarlemagne, it turns out she had a larger scale plan on her mind to bring an end to all mute-kind.
  • Bait the Dog: Her first appearances paint her as a heroic rebel with amusing companions not much unlike Kipo. Then when she comes up close to the Mega Monkey, Dr. Emilia intends to control the monkey herself rather than ensure her freedom.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She is a pretty attractive woman, yet she is the most evil character in the series.
  • Beneath the Mask: Emilia might act like a fearless crusader bravely trying to reclaim the surface from the 'evil' mutes for it's rightful masters. However as her Mega-Mute form is a reflection of the real her, Emilia is in fact just as scared of everything on the surface as the first day she stepped on it, and wants nothing more than to hide from danger back underground in her home burrow again.
  • Berserk Button: Anyone or anything that disagrees with her fanatical hatred of mutes. This goes back to when she murdered her brother for abandoning their father's anti-mute agenda.
  • Beyond Redemption: She simply won't let go of her hatred of mutes or desire to take back the surface for humans. Even after Kipo rescues her from being trapped in mega-walrus form, Emilia tries to kill Kipo one last time. The group considers leaving her to the mercy of Fun Gus the best punishment for her, simply because she isn't capable of changing (much to Kipo's dismay).
  • Big Bad: Of Season 3 and the entire show.
  • Cain and Abel: Years ago, she murdered her own brother after the two of them went to the surface because he had a peaceful encounter with the Rats and wanted to tell the other humans in their Burrow about it, which would have shown that the anti-Mute propaganda they'd heard was a lie. She killed him, then returned to the Burrow and claimed that a Mute did it.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Every time she makes a deal with someone, she goes back on it the second she has what she wants.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed. She'll never give up on her dream of reclaiming the surface for humans, won't let anything stop her from trying, and will do anything to achieve it. This attitude becomes twisted in that she's ready and willing to commit any heinous action she needs to in order to achieve her goal. The kicker is when it's revealed that she murdered her own brother for befriending mutes then framed mutes for it as an act of propaganda. Song wasn't exaggerating when she told Kipo there's no line Emilia won't cross for her beliefs.
  • Detrimental Determination: No matter what setbacks she faces, she just keeps on going with her mission. This costs her dearly in the end; Her refusal to let go of her hatred almost causes her to lose her mind, and drives away what few followers she has left. Even when Kipo extends the hand of friendship to her, Emilia tries to kill her one last time, which leads to her being trapped with Fun Gus for the rest of her life.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Though she's shown to care for her brother Liam when she was younger and her facial language indicates she's hesitant to do what she feels she "has" to, her hatred of Mutes completely consumes her love for her brother and she murders him when he befriends the other Mutes. Even though she still has a picture of Liam in the present day, there's zero indication she has anything but disdain for him and his memory by that point.
  • Evil Counterpart: Towards Wolf, to an extent. While the latter isn't a genius scientist, they're both stern, cynical, and pragmatic individuals who boast surprising fighting skill with polearm weaponry. Dr. Emilia's hatred of Mutes could be seen as Wolf's prior distrust of them brought to its logical extreme. Even their Fantastic Racism-based Freudian Excuses are opposite each other. While Wolf had understandable reasons to hate Mutes because of a traumatic experience (mainly being betrayed and hunted down by her Wolf Mute family), Dr. Emilia never had such a thing. The Mutes did personally nothing to her; her abusive father just ingrained the idea that Mutes are evil to her, so much so that she refused the concept that his propaganda was wrong.
  • Evil Genius: Dr. Emilia is a very intelligent woman who was at the top of her class in her younger years and was successfully able to create a "cure" that would turn mutated animals into normal ones.
  • Fantastic Racism: Her hatred of Mutes is about equal to Scarlemagne's hatred of humans. She might be even worse as she dislikes Kipo for being half-mute while Scarlemagne doesn't express any disdain for her hybrid status. In fact when she learns of Kipo's existence she states that she "dilutes humanity".
  • Fatal Flaw: While Emilia's genocidal obsession makes her a terrifying Determinator, it ends up screwing her over in the long term. It keeps her close-minded and unable to ever change her mind even when better alternatives are repeatedly opened up to her, eventually drives all her of her own allies to turn on her and leads directly to her final fate when she rejects Kipo's Last-Second Chance and simply refuses to stop trying to murder her.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Three times over. First, she's foolish enough to turn herself into a mega-walrus without any anchor, which causes her to become trapped just like she inflicted on Song. Then when Kipo is merciful enough to cure her, she makes one last murder attempt which leads to her getting captured by Fun Gus who gleefully exclaims he has a new "forever friend." As an extra layer, she's trapped underground with Gus forever unless she outwits it at the same burrow she was born and raised in, so she'll never get outside again.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: As we learn in her backstory, Dr. Emilia never interacted with any sapient mutes to justify her hate for them (the only mute she had contact with was a non-sapient spider mute). Otherwise, the only reason she hates mutes is because her father forced her to believe only humans had the right to live on the surface. Unlike her brother, she never even tried opening up to sapient mutes and killed him just for befriending them.
  • Foil: She is this to Scarlemagne aka Hugo. Hugo had a loving family that discouraged him from abusing his power, while Emilia had a supportive brother but overbearing father who demanded she be ambitious. Emila choose to murder her own brother to become the saviour of humanity, Hugo would never hurt his adopted sister Kipo and even ended up dying to save her. Hugo's family (unintentionally) abandoned him, while Emilia abandoned her family.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While Dr. Emilia's hatred of Mutes did stem from her harsh and fanatical father, it was unquestionably her own decision to kill her own brother for befriending the Mutes and ruining her and her father's efforts to reclaim the surface for humanity.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Every evil that the protagonists face, including Scarlemagne himself, comes back to her.
  • Hate Sink: For all her supposed good intentions, Emilia racks up a number of incredibly heinous deeds in pursuit of them, namely torturing Hugo for his pheromones, enslaving her mutated colleague to use as a weapon, and plotting to murder said colleague's daughter once she's outlived her usefulness purely because of her Mute powers. Nothing about her ruthlessness is played as funny or charming. Season three reveals that she killed her own brother and blamed mutes for his death, and she tries to kill Kipo after she saved Emilia from being stuck as a mega-mute without any anchor.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Despite wanting to restore Mutes to normal for humanity, she has no problem using them as super-weapons. And that's not even getting into the fact that two of the Mutes she used (Kipo and Song) are half-human.
    • Despite her proclamations of wanting to help humanity, she has no qualms about putting humans in danger since she was the one who sent the mind-controlled Song to destroy the Clover burrow (just to kill Kipo), which forced the humans inside out into the dangerous surface and to their eventual capture by Scarlemagne.
    • In "Requiem for a Dave", she responds to Zane claiming Mutes aren't monsters "all the time" by reminding him that they locked him in a cage — overlooking the fact that she outright ignored him when she saw him in that cage.
    • Despite her Fantastic Racism towards Mutes, including the Half-Human Hybrid Song and Kipo, she's willing to make herself a mega-walrus in the season 3 climax.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Sports a pair of these to match her equally icy personality.
  • Ironic Hell: She falls into her old burrow where she is saved by Fun Gus. As Kipo notes, she's trapped forever in the ruins of her own burrow with a mute who wants nothing more than to be her best friend.
  • Kick the Dog: She destroys Wolf's weapon "Stalky" just to spite her.
  • Kinslaying Is a Special Kind of Evil: In "PRAHMises", Song uses the fact that she killed her own brother rather than let him spread the idea of humans and Mutes sharing the surface as a reason for saying Emilia is Beyond Redemption.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She is far from Laughably Evil like the show's other antagonists, and the story takes a much darker turn once she [ replaces Scarlemagne as Big Bad.
  • Magic Pants: Just like Kipo and Song, Emilia keeps her clothing after transforming into a giant mute.
  • Meaningful Appearance: Her Mega Walrus form has two heads, referencing her two-faced, doublecrossing nature.
  • Missing Mom: While we get to see her dad and her brother, Emilia apparently grew up without a mother.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She makes good use of her four arms as a Mega Mute by delivering several powerful punches at Kipo. She even has the advantage of using her hands to grab Kipo, who is reduced to a hexapod state as a Mega Jaguar.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives an absolute brutal one to Kipo in the finale. After turning into a Mega Mute, she starts repeatedly punching Kipo until she is too weak to even stand up, and eventually renders the poor girl unconscious.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: After her attempt at mass-curing the Mutes fails (partially due to the humans helping to protect them), she rejects Kipo's offer of peace in favor of "wiping the world clean" of both Mutes and humans.
  • One-Winged Angel: Injects herself with the Mute outbreak to transform into a Mega-Walrus in a final bid to destroy Kipo.
  • Psychotic Smirk: She sports a smirk whenever things are going her way.
  • Redemption Rejection: Whenever any opportunity comes for Emilia comes to better herself, she rejects it. Kipo, even having been warned about this exact thing happening, still tries to reason with Emilia after saving Emilia from permanently becoming a Mega-Mute. Emilia tries to murder Kipo and promptly goes toppling over the edge of the cliff they're on into Fun Gus' grasp.
  • Smug Snake: While she sees her Mega-Walrus form cringing during her transformative visions, and sees herself gradually sinking below the surface of the world, she makes no effort to decipher the meaning of either. This leads to her losing herself to her new form.
  • The Sociopath: Subverted. While Emilia does an excellent job at pretending she has no regard for life, both Mute and human, Word of God has it Emilia still feels a measure of guilt over her atrocities and her expression betrays some reluctance before she kills her brother. Ultimately this still doesn't do anything to hinder her genocidal agenda; despite having the capacity to care for other people, Emilia also pathologically ignores these qualities, consistently suffocates her guilt and has been using her brother's murder as an act of propaganda for years.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Her followers are... not as smart as she is (particularly Greta and Zane), and you can often tell she's struggling to be patient with them.
  • Tragic Villain: Not really a sympathetic one, but ultimately Emilia's villainy stems from being trapped in a cycle of abuse brought on by her cruel fanatic father. She internalized his hatred to the point she murdered her beloved brother when he shattered her views of Mutekind, and just sees no way out of her toxic mindset. And if her internal struggle with her frightened, child-like Mute mind is any indication, this continues to haunt her far more than she lets on.
  • The Unfettered: She's not quite The Sociopath (see above) but functionally she's no better than one because of Emilia's expertise in deflecting responsibility for her actions and ignoring her own guilt. She's been pursuing her genocidal agenda for so long that nothing will change her mind, not even Kipo saving her from a fate worse than death.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: In the finale, Kipo saves her from Fate Worse than Death by pulling her out of her mega-mute state after getting trapped in it without an anchor. How does Emilia reward this act of compassion and mercy? Use it to get Kipo's guard down and try to kill her again!
  • Unskilled, but Strong: When she turns into a Mega-Walrus, she has very little control over her body and has to get used to maintaining her balance. She is remarkably strong however, as she gives Kipo a brutal beating that renders her too weak to fight back.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks through Song showed that she was a lot like Kipo in that she was a Wide-Eyed Idealist who unfortunately lived in a toxic environment with an abusive and fantastically racist father.
  • Viler New Villain: Emilia proves herself to be worse than Scarlemagne by being a sociopathic human who wants to devolve all mutes into animals and shows little care to any humans who go against her. As mentioned in Knight of Cerebus, Emilia has no little to no moments of levity, especially when compared to the charismatic and hammy Scarlemagne.
  • Villain Ball: She really didn't keep that close an eye on Song in her Mega-Monkey form. If she had, she might have been able to keep Kipo from removing the pheremone collar that kept Song under her control.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Emilia hardly sets a good ethical example herself, but Song infusing her child with Mute DNA as well as herself was a dangerous and reckless course to take, especially considering how much trouble this caused later on.
    • Her hatred of Mutes and plan to "cure" them, while flawed and insidious, isn't completely unjustifiable considering humankind has become an endangered species as Mutes took over, and Earth itself has been rendered almost uninhabitable for humans. There are even several mutes who either hate humans or are very dangerous to them. What makes her a menace is that she refuses to take any other course of action even when offered a peaceful solution.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • In "Requiem for a Dave", she throws a tantrum over the fact that Kipo is immune to her "cure".
    • In "Age of Wonderbeasts", her plan to mass-cure the mutes is foiled (partially due to humans helping to shield the mutes). Just barely containing her rage, she decides to "wipe the slate clean" by using her Mega-Walrus form to kill everyone.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without revealing her status as a villain, how many events during the first season were her doing rather than Scarlemagne's, and her role in both Scarlemagne and Song Oak's pasts.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Her father only cared about restoring humans to control of the surface. None of her accomplishments impressed him if it wasn't that.
  • Wily Walrus: Her One-Winged Angel is a Mega-Walrus and she isn't very kind, although it barely resembles one.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • She planned to murder Kipo once the hybrid had accomplished the task of recapturing the Mega-Monkey, purely because she views Kipo's existence to be a stain on humanity and while fully aware that Kipo is the daughter of Song.
    • She attacks Wolf and Benson (the latter unarmed) after she realizes they sabotaged her plan.
    • She turns Margot and her brother into normal wolves, forever robbing them of their sapience.

    Greta 

Greta

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Voiced by: Anna Vocino

A member of the human resistance working with Dr. Emilia.


  • Affably Evil: She's quite friendly and good-natured, at least for someone working with Dr. Emilia.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: While she has a child-like mind, she is still a very formidable fighter with great strength.
  • The Brute: The largest and physically strongest by far in Dr. Emilia's team, and among the least intelligent ones, the occasional insightful comment aside.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She's strong enough to easily manhandle most Mutes and break off the doors of two cages with her bare hands. Keep in mind that both of said cages had previously held Scarlemagne. Dave and Benson have lampshaded how freakishly strong she is, and she's able to easily manhandle Wolf with little effort.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Tends to ramble about weird, off the wall things and has a childish view of the world. Notable because she's a human character.
  • The Dragon: Once Zane gets held captive by Kipo’s group, Greta starts to becomes Emilia’s enforcer and most loyal follower.
  • The Ditz: Very dim and incredibly spacey, especially in comparison to Dr. Emilia.
  • Dumb Muscle: Thinks that the moon is so far away so that people don't try to eat it. But, she's capable of wrestling a giant Dragonfly Mute into submission single-handed.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one after talking to Wolf during a fight with her by Wolf appealing to Greta's own desires over Dr. Emilia's ambitions.
  • Hidden Depths: Makes the rather insightful observation that Wolf and Scarlemagne pre-emptively going after Dr. Emilia will just make Kipo's attempts at unity seem insincere and continue the cycle of violence between humans and mutes, and pointedly mocks Wolf for claiming she trusts Mutes while still wearing Mute skin to protect herself. In fact, it's this moment that causes Wolf to realize Greta isn't as stupid as she seems, information she later uses to make Greta pull a Heel–Face Turn in the finale.
    • If the epilogue is any indication, she is good at giving pedicures considering she opens a shop treating nails and talons.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Reforms after Wolf tells her that Emilia only thinks of her as an idiot and is only using her to further her goals.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's about a head taller than any other human character in the series.
  • Those Two Guys: With Zane.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves pancakes so much that they can easily be used to catch her attention.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Dr. Emilia is a cold-hearted Mad Scientist out to destroy Mute-Kind, while Greta is a ditzy and absent-minded woman who gets distracted by pancakes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Is perfectly fine with Dr. Emilia killing Kipo and shows little restraint in using her full strength to fight Wolf.

    Zane 

Zane

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Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

A member of the human resistance working with Dr. Emilia.


  • Ambiguously Brown: His race is a little difficult to decipher. He has brown skin and purple hair, but no specific Facial Profiling traits to tell what ethnicity he is. His voice actor, Carlos Alazraqui, is Latino, but he's a white Latino from Argentina.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He seems to derive some sort of satisfaction from getting to stick Hugo with a syringe.
  • Commonality Connection: He forms a friendship with Label due to their shared love of working out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one after being betrayed by Emilia and hearing the mutes out while imprisoned.
  • Hot-Blooded: Zane is quite fond of moving his body around and raises his voice when excited. This makes him become fast friends with Label, who also raises her voice a lot and loves to work out.
  • Jerk Jock: Initially whilst he's allied with Dr. Emilia. Interestingly, his jock nature is what helps him bond with Label whilst held captive and begins to change his opinion on mutes. After he saves Label from being "cured" he transitions into a Lovable Jock.
  • Make an Example of Them: When Emilia believes Zane is being too accepting of Kipo and the mutes, she intends to leave Zane behind to teach the burrow people what happens to people who conflict with her agenda.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Most of the human resistance ignoring Zane when they saw him in a cage along with Dr. Emilia firing darts at him for suggesting Mutes aren't all bad causes Zane to abandon the doctor and help Kipo with her Prahm idea.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks that he can use his charisma and well defined jawline to help convince all the mutes to go to a party with the humans.
  • Smug Snake: He is a bit too overly confident in himself when he believes he cannot be interrogated after being thrown in a cage. Kipo gets around this by having Mulholland explore his brain to find the information she needs.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: He begins to realize mutes "aren't monsters all the time" after being held captive by them for several days and even develops a friendship with Label of the Fitness Raccoons.
  • Those Two Guys: With Greta.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Is perfectly fine with Dr. Emilia killing Kipo. That is until he gets to know Kipo and realizes that she isn't as bad as Emila made her out to be.

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